The Workers of Google and the Company’s Response
After the release of the letter for the workers of Google, the firm argued in the contents of it. The firm said that they proudly create economic opportunities for the workers and its extended workforce of vendors, temporary staff, and contractors.
In addition to that, the tech giant’s VP of people operations Eileen Naughton insists its practices in this matter accord with the highest industry standards. The company disagrees with any accusations written in the letter. And that is, Google abuses independent contractors and temporary workers.
She stated, “Independent contractors comprise 0.5% of our total workforce. And we independently vet all of our independent contractors to ensure they meet the requirements of a 1099 workers.”
Naughton also added that temporary workers are about 3% of their total workforce. The workers do the tasks of a full-time Google employee but in a short period of time only. And they also address quick needs in the business, incubating special projects, and covers for employees on leave such as parental and sick leave.
Google on Full-Time Employees
When it comes to being a full-time employee, Google’s Naughton explained the process. The firm opens up full-time positions for projects that need long-term support. And contractors can apply for the role, and they will join along with other qualified candidates.
Naughton cleared out, “Being a temporary worker is not intended to be a path to employment at Google.” And she confirmed that this is a factor in their written policies and the training, where all Google workers managing temporary staff must take.
By 2020, Google will start to require vendors to pay to work in places like construction and food services at Google. The amount they need to pay is a minimum of $15 an hour.
Meanwhile, in July, the House passed a bill to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. However, the White House stated that President Donald Trump would veto the passed bill.