August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google has put all hiring on hold for the time being.
  • The hiring freeze will last two weeks while the company evaluates its “headcount needs.”
  • All existing job offers will be honored, but the company will not offer contract extensions for now.

Google will stop hiring new employees over the next two weeks, a decision that came on the heels of its decision to slow down recruitment for the rest of the year, The Information (opens in new tab) reports.

According to the report, Prabhakar Raghavan, a senior vice president at Google, told employees in an email that the hiring freeze comes as the company reviews its “headcount needs.”