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Amazon discloses layoffs; staff members complain about “horrendous manner to treat people”

The e-commerce behemoth Amazon has revealed job losses at the corporation as Big Tech enters the season of layoffs. According to Amazon, some teams are “making adjustments” in the present macroeconomic climate while “consolidating some teams and programmes.”

The corporation withheld the precise number of affected employees, while prior sources put the figure at 10,000, or 3% of its staff.

A corporate representative was quoted by TechCrunch late on Wednesday as stating, “As part of our yearly operations planning review process, we always look at each of our businesses and what we believe we should alter.”

According to the spokesperson, “as we’ve gone through this, some teams are making modifications, which in some situations implies specific roles are no longer necessary, given the current macroeconomic context (as well as several years of rapid hiring).”

“These choices are not taken lightly, and we are striving to support any staff who may be affected.”

Dave Limp, senior vice president of Devices and Services, also published a message internally stating that “we recently decided to merge some teams and programmes” following “a deep series of reviews.”

Some roles won’t be needed any longer as a result of these decisions, according to Limp.

“We will help the transition with a package that includes a separation payment, transitional benefits, and outside job placement support in circumstances where employees cannot find a new career within the company,” Limp continued.

Several departments have been affected hard by the large employment losses, including the Alexa virtual assistant business and the Luna cloud gaming unit. The Washington Post previously stated that “Amazon employees were brought into meetings with their bosses around the country on Tuesday and many were informed they had two months to find another internal position or take severance payment.”

Employees responded angrily to the decision.

“In actuality, this shitshow would not exist if the corporation operated with greater transparency. Now, the majority of people are pondering who will be next “According to a senior corporate manager, Recode.

“Even now, I’m not sure if I still want to work for this organisation. Such treatment of people is abhorrent” added another top manager at Amazon.

Many companies, like Meta, Twitter, Salesforce, and others, have already let go thousands of workers; Meta alone let go more than 11,000 people.

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