Why Google is struggling to lay off South Korean staff
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Chantelle Cloete
Chantelle Cloete, Reporter

Plans to lay off hundreds of Googlers is proving a challenging endeavour in South Korea due to the country’s strict laws on dismissals, which make it possible for workers to refuse to resign.  

Google announced a 6% reduction in its global workforce in January 2023, affecting about 12,000 jobs across the tech giant’s business.