Tech companies, banks overstaffed while airlines, hotels need workers

JetBlue Airways passengers in a crowded terminal on April 7, 2022 in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Robert Nickelsberg | Getty Images News | Getty Images It wasn’t long ago that Amazon, Shopify and Peloton doubled their workforces to manage through the pandemic surge, while Morgan Stanley staffed up to handle … Read more

Productivity and focus must improve

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018. Stephen Lam | Reuters Google is launching a new effort called “Simplicity Sprint” in an effort to improve efficiency and improve employee focus during an uncertain economic environment. The Alphabet company had its regular … Read more

FCC commissioner tells Apple, Google to remove TikTok from app stores

A leader of the US Federal Communications Commission said he has asked Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores over data security concerns. Pictured here is the TikTok download page on an Apple iPhone on August 7, 2020. Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty Images BEIJING – A leader of … Read more

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai: CNBC interview

CNBC: Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet and Google being interviewed by Deirdre Bosa. CNBC Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that while consumers are putting the Covid pandemic in the rearview mirror, the economy is clearly a growing concern for the company and the broader market. “We definitely see uncertainty ahead, like everyone else,” Pichai told … Read more

Google says it’s raising employee pay in performance review revamp

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google is overhauling its performance evaluation process, implementing changes that will result in increased salaries, as the company tries to ease tension between employees and leadership on the issue of compensation. Starting this week, Google is using a new process for performance reviews … Read more

Alphabet reports weak earnings and revenue on big YouTube miss

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc., gestures while speaking during a discussion on artificial intelligence at the Bruegel European economic think tank in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Pichai urged the US and European Union to coordinate regulatory approaches on artificial intelligence, calling their alignment critical. Geert Vanden Wijngaert | Bloomberg … Read more

Tech companies cautiously bring people back while employees hesitant

Atsuko Bolinguit, with tech startup company Fast, works in the office at her desk on March 24, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Starting Monday, Google is bringing most employees back to assigned physical offices three days a week. The company has said since the beginning of the pandemic that it … Read more

Google employees growing unhappy with pay and promotions, survey shows

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos. Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images As Google prepares to bring most employees back to the office, the company is facing a workforce that’s increasingly unhappy when it comes to key issues like compensation and an ability … Read more

Google to acquire Mandiant for $5.4 billion

Google’s Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai gives a keynote address during the opening day of the 2015 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on March 2, 2015. Lluis Gene | AFP | Getty Images Google announced Tuesday that it plans to buy cybersecurity firm Mandiant for around $ 5.4 billion as part of an effort … Read more

Alphabet stock surges 10% on back of blowout earnings

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shares of Alphabet continued to spike in the premarket after the Google parent company reported blowout fourth-quarter earnings. The company’s stock was up more than 10% in premarket trading. Alphabet reported earnings per share of $ 30.69, compared to the $ 27.34 expected, … Read more