Many Google employees are being asked to share desks to help cut costs

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Google used to be a company that was admired for its many perks that it gave its employees. That was before January, when Google announced it was laying off 12,000 of its workers. Now some of its remaining employees are being asked to share their desk space with other workers in an additional effort to cut costs.

In an internal memo set to affected team members that was seen by CNBC, this new desk sharing initiative is beng put in place in Google’s top five locations: Kirkland, Washington; New York City; San Francisco; Seattle; and Sunnyvale, California. Google will also leave some of its current office buildings entirely, according to the report.