The search engine for Indian consumers and businesses, Google Search, is losing more than 1,200 users, with many users losing their jobs.
The Google Search team is currently in talks with Google India, a division of Google parent company Alphabet, for a “sustainable solution” to the issue, according to a tweet from Google India.
The company is trying to find a solution in India, Google India said.
A Google India spokesperson told TechCrunch that the number of affected users has dropped from around 1,500 to 500.
The spokesperson declined to provide any details on how many people are in the Google Search support team, saying only that “it is a growing issue for Google.”
Google India told TechBuzz that “we’ve lost 1,100 people in India in the past two months, and we are actively working with Google to address this issue.”
The company has been trying to boost the number in India for months, but said it will have to hire a larger staff to make it happen.
India has been a hotbed of search engine hijinks and abuse, with thousands of sites blocked in recent months due to concerns over child pornography, hate speech and violent content.