Another round occurred in November 2008. 100 jobs were lost in the company's recruitment operation, reflecting a slowdown in hiring as the international economy turned sour.
The new year saw an unspecified percentage of 70 engineering staff cut loose as part of a program to consolidate certain sites.
Behind the scenes, Google has been shedding contractors and other temporary workers. According to WebGuild as many as 6000 such positions had been lost, as evidenced by the company reporting 30,000 employees in November 2008 and only 24,400 in December.
However, the Associated Press report cited by WebGuild stated a Google spokesperson claimed that it would be incorrect to conclude the difference between the two figures reflected the total number of people cut by Google.
Mind you, the spokesperson declined to state how many contractors had been dropped, so it's tempting to assume the worst.
So, who are the latest Googlers to feel the axe? Please read on.