Alphabet’s Waymo Lays Off 200 employees


Alphabet's Waymo

Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, has laid off over 200 employees in its second round of job cuts, affecting mostly engineering roles.

The move is part of a “broader organizational restructure that follows a fiscally disciplined approach,” said a Waymo spokesperson.

The layoffs come after Alphabet recently laid off 12,000 workers and even 100 robots that cleaned its cafeterias. Despite the layoffs,

Waymo has plans to test fully driverless vehicles in Los Angeles, after receiving a permit from the California Public Utilities Commission to take passengers in test AVs without a driver.

The company also received investment from its parent company and plans to expand its “Trusted Tester” programme beyond employees.

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