Google has announced a series of layoffs, impacting its recruiting team for its Google and Cloud businesses. The layoffs are part of an effort to streamline the recruiting process to better meet the needs of the company’s ever-evolving technology business. This marks the first layoff involving Google's inside recruiting team, and it is expected to affect 300 of its contracted recruiters who focus on sourcing and recruiting external talent. Google intends to support those that are affected by the layoffs with severance packages and outplacement support. The company still intends to keep its current focus on continuing to provide great talent experiences and filling open positions quickly and efficiently.