US e-commerce giant Amazon is considering job cuts among its corporate and tech workforce of up to 10,000 employees. As reported on Monday by the newspaper ‘The New York Times’citing sources familiar with the company’s plans.
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According to the media, the layoffs will focus on the company’s device area, which includes the Alexa voice assistant business, as well as in the retail and human resources branches. The 10,000 layoffs are equivalent to 0.65% of the total number of Amazon employees, which is 1.54 million globally.
The company closed the first nine months of 2022 with losses of 3,000 million dollars (2,900 million euros), compared to a profit of 19,041 million (18,408 million euros) for the period from January to September 2021. On your side , turnover was 172,370 million (166,642 million euros), 1.2% more.
Two weeks ago, the company publicly announced that it had decided to pause net hiring for the next few months due to economic uncertainty. However, Amazon planned to replace workers who left on its own and expand the workforce in certain key areas.
“We are facing an unusual macroeconomic environment and we want to balance our hiring and investments with an awareness of this economy. It is not the first time that we have faced uncertain and challenging economic situations, ”said the vice president in charge of Amazon People Experience and Technology, Beth Galetti.
The layoffs, if they occur, would mean a new case of a technology company in the country reducing its workforce, after Elon Musk fired half of Twitter’s workforce in recent weeks after buying the company or Meta ( Facebook) decided to lay off 11,000 workers.