For your information(fyi), Amazon is a multinational technology company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It is best known for its e-commerce platform, which provides a diverse range of products and services to customers all over the world. Earlier this month Amazon CEO Andy Jessy announced that Amazon layoffs will soon start and will effect more than 18,000 employees. You can check number of layoffs companies had on layoffs tracker .
Amazon employees layoffs begin on 18 January, would affected over 18,000 employees, primarily in the human resources and retail divisions. Following a hiring binge during the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon is reducing its workforce. By the end of 2021, the company’s global workforce had increased from 798,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019 to over 1.6 million.
Maybe 2023 could be a worse year for the peoples. Not only Amazon layoffs is effecting, there are other tech companies reducing their workforces besides Amazon. Amidst a worsening global recession, big companies like Google (Google layoffs their 12000 employees), Salesforce, Meta, and Twitter have drastically reduced their headcounts.
Ex-employees of Amazon sharing their views after layoffs
On Linkedin, a lot of people shared their layoff news and they were asking for referrals or any job offers they might receive after Amazon layoffs.