Google has reduced their recruiting efforts and, as such, layoffs have come to their recruiting team. About 100 contract recruiters will be getting the pink slips.
Meanwhile, the engineering team is also being affected, albeit in a different way. Engineers in Austin, Texas; Trondheim, Norway; and Lulea, Sweden are required to relocate or say goodbye to the search engine. About 70 employees will be affected. A similar requirement was made recently of engineers in Phoenix, Arizona.
Over the summer, Google closed its Dallas, TX office.