Alphabet job cuts: YouTube kids chief Craig Hunter leaves

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has started laying off 12,000 employees, from different parts of the world, which is almost 6% of its entire global workforce.
Company CEO Sundar Pichai wrote: “This will mean saying goodbye to some incredibly talented people we worked hard to hire and have loved working with. I’m deeply sorry for that. The fact that these changes will impact the lives of Googlers weighs heavily on me, and I take full responsibility for the decisions that led us here.”
One of the prominent employees to leave the company is Craig Hunter, YouTube global head of kids, family originals.
He wrote on his LinkedIn page: “Sad to share that I too am one of the 12,000 impacted by the Google layoffs. I'm heartbroken for my time there to end so abruptly.

I'm proud beyond words to have led an incredible team and to have worked with so many brilliant people along the way. Not to mention all the impactful shows we made. It's been a life changing experience for me. There is so much I'll miss.

Thank you to the many partners, prodcos, studios and creators from around the world that I've had the pleasure of collaborating and laughing with. I look forward to crossing paths again in the future.

Strength to everyone else going through this difficult time. And to those who have issued words of encouragement and kindness to me and others - THANK YOU!!❤️

As I take time to figure out my next steps, please reach out if you know of openings to hire an experienced international senior leader. My wide range of experience covers all things Creative, Scripted and Unscripted Content, as well as Business Development and Brand Growth.”


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