NEW YORK - Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said it plans to cut 12,000 jobs. It is the latest tech giant to reduce its work force amid economic concerns.

The job cuts amount to about 6 percent of the company's global staff.

Sundar Pichai, Alphabet’s chief executive, said the company expanded too rapidly during the pandemic, when demand for digital services boomed.

Amazon, Meta, Microsoft and Twitter are among tech companies that have announced thousands of job cuts.