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Google closing Austin, Trondheim, and Lulea offices

austingoogle.jpg I guess this makes it officially a recession:
NEW YORK (AP) — Google is closing three engineering offices and cutting 100 recruiters from its work force as the recession dampens hiring at the Internet search company.

“Given the state of the economy, we recognized that we needed fewer people focused on hiring,” Laszlo Bock, a Google vice president, wrote in a blog posting late Wednesday announcing the layoffs.

The moves follows news last week of a government filing from Google showing a significant cutback in temporary employees aimed at trimming costs. The company acknowledged in November that it would be looking to reduce contract workers while retaining full-time employees.

Google to cut 100 jobs, close engineering offices, AP, USA Today, 15 Jan 2009

Hm, looks like that Austin office lasted all of one year.