This would end Appen services provided to Google by March 19, 2024. The company is a source of search engine evaluators (quality raters) for Google, as noted in recent job listings from the company. It’s unclear what the cancellation of the Appen contract means for the Search Quality Rater program. Google updated its Search Quality Rater Guidelines in November 2023. The announcement from Appen comes after Google layoffs in several departments, with more to come, according to its CEO, Sundar Pichai.