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Tightening up! 1.5% of the Google layoffs were MASSEUSES...


Some 27 masseuses working for Google lost their jobs as part of the company's largest ever round of layoffs.

Google eliminated over 1,800 workers in California, around 1.5 percent of whom were on-site massage therapists that would provide services to staff as rewards for good work.

These initial layoffs were filed on the same day CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, announced it would cut 12,000 employees - around 6 percent of its workforce.

Of the 1,845 initial cuts 1,436, affected workers in the company's Mountain View headquarters, while another 119 were in San Bruno, where YouTube, which Google owns, is based.

A total of 177 happened in LA, mostly at the company's Playa Vista campus, and another 60 were in Irvine. Its Palo Alto office also saw 53 cuts, according to CNBC.

Two dozen of the masseuses had been working in Mountain View and another three were in LA and Irvine.

Google and other California tech companies like Amazon and Meta are known for having unconventional campuses that offer employees quirky perks like juice bars and spas.

Staff at Google were known to be rewarded for good work by way of 'massage credits', which could be used to redeem massages from therapists on campus.