The American company Amazon plans to lay off approximately 10,000 employees. The job cuts involve corporate and technology positions, with the company looking to begin layoffs this week. This was reported by the Reuters agency, which referred to The New York Times.
When eliminating jobs, the company will focus on the equipment division, then on the retail division and the human resources area, The New York Times wrote, citing sources familiar with the company’s plans. As Reuters added, as of December 31 last year, Amazon had more than 1.6 million employees. However, the company recently announced that it will not be hiring new people in the coming months.
News of the layoffs comes just weeks after Amazon warned of weak sales growth in the key pre-Christmas period. He cited rising prices as the reason, which negatively affects customer spending.
Amazon is thus another American company that is reducing the number of employees in preparation for the recession. Last week, Meta Platforms, Facebook’s parent company, announced that it would cut more than 11,000 jobs as part of a cost-cutting drive. This represents approximately 13% of its workforce. Others include Twitter, Microsoft and Snap.