Google Payroll Shrinks For First Time In 2009

04/19/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

If you thought that Google (GOOG) was immune to the sluggish economy in 2009, think again. Buried deep in the 10-K that the company filed late Friday was an interesting disclosure: Google's headcount actually shrunk in 2009 for the first time since the company has been public (and most likely for the first time ever, given Google's growth spurt).


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