Google's parent company Alphabet is to cut its global workforce by 12,000.
The announcement was made in an email to staff.
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says he takes full responsibility for the decisions that have led to the company needing to reduce the size of its workforce.
He says over the last two years they hired for a different economic reality than the one we face today.
The job losses will be felt across the company in different product areas, levels and regions.
Google employs around 8,000 people in Ireland and it's not yet clear how today's decision will impact the Irish workforce.
Alphabet is the latest tech company to announce job losses and this comes just days after Microsoft announced it was cutting 10,000 jobs worldwide.