As a consultant the changes in the economy, some people tried to put the fear into consultants by saying they might not be kept if the market continues to drop. The statement by Google today showed that they can still be a company that takes care with their staff, with stories in the press about companies like Mac Bank, holding lavish christmas parties and then sacking 1000 staff. It is refreshing to see a letter posted on the company blogs, rather than trying to hide the fact that the economy has changed.

Official Google Blog: Changes to recruiting