Google chief Sundar Pichai has told employees that the company will be “slowing down the pace of hiring for the rest of the year.”
Pichai cited an “uncertain global economic outlook”.
Google will not be freezing hiring completely and will focus on hiring for “critical roles.”
Pichai said Google will be “pausing development” in some cases and “re-deploying resources to higher priority areas.”
Google’s growth in the first quarter slowed to 23 per cent, down from a 34 per cent growth in the same period last year.