Amazon.com Inc. to fire 10,000 employees starting this week


Amazon.com Inc. is likely to fire close to 10,000 employees in corporate and technological positions starting this week, reported the New York Times citing sources on Monday.


According to the report, which also stated that the total number of layoffs remains a moving target, "the layoff will focus on the e-commerce giant's devices unit, which houses voice-assistant Alexa, as well as its retail division and human resources," as per media reports. Amazon follows a number of American businesses in drastically reducing their workforces in order to prepare for a possible economic downturn. By December 31, 2021, Amazon had about 1,608,000 full-time and part-time employees.

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