Google Cloud is releasing the hiring process through next month

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Markus Haranas

According to an internal Google memo, Google Cloud will end its hiring hiatus, which Google initially took in some areas a few months ago.

According to a recent internal memo sent to employees, Google Cloud is in the process of lifting Google’s hiring pause in “some areas” of the fast-growing cloud giant.

By October, Google Cloud plans to “complete” the release of hiring in some areas, which was first rolled out at parent company Google in July.

Brad Calder, vice president of Google Cloud Platform and Technical Infrastructure, said in a memo to employees that leaders on certain cloud teams were still trying to restart the hiring process in some Google Cloud divisions beginning in September.

“We plan to complete this process by early October,” Calder said in his memo provided to CRN.

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Google Hired 10,000 New Employees in Q2; More Via Mandiant

In July, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said Google Cloud’s parent company was temporarily pausing hiring.

“We will be slowing down our hiring and sharpening our focus as a company,” Pichai said during Google’s second-quarter financial results conference call with media and analysts in July.

However, it seems that Google’s red-hot cloud business wouldn’t have too much of an impact in terms of the company-wide hiring freeze, as Google would still be hiring tech talent.

“We remain focused on hiring engineers, technicians and other key positions,” added Pichai.

In the second quarter of 2022, Alphabet’s CFO Ruth Porat said the company had added more than 10,000 employees.

“In terms of headcount at Alphabet, we added 10,108 employees in the second quarter, with most of the new hires being for technical positions,” Porat said.

Google’s CFO said that while the company will “slow the pace of hiring” in the second quarter, Google expects “our actions on hiring to become more explicit in 2023.”

“Our third quarter headcount growth will reflect that we already have a large number of commitments, including hiring of new graduates,” Porat said.

The Mountain View, California-based company’s third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Google also hired thousands of new employees from Mandiant, which the company officially acquired in September for $5.4 billion in a blockbuster security move.

“While we expect the pace of staff growth to slow over the next year, we will continue to hire key positions, particularly with a focus on top engineering and technical talent,” Porat said.

Google Cloud Revenue Growth and Operating Loss

Google Cloud generated $6.3 billion in Q2 2022, up 36 percent year over year.

However, Google Cloud reported a loss of $858 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared to a loss of $591 million in the second quarter of 2021.

The Google Cloud business includes Google’s infrastructure and platform services, collaboration tools, and other services for customers.

Pichai has remained steadfast over the past few years that technology is the focus and long-term vision for the company as a whole.

“In the face of an uncertain global economic outlook, our strategy of investing in deep technology and informatics to develop products that will be helpful in the long term is the right one,” he said in July.

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Markus Haranas

Mark Haranas is an Associate News Editor and veteran journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks to world-renowned CEOs and IT professionals, covers breaking news and live events, and chairs several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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