The next round of layoffs at Amazon has started, as the company announced that the latest round will begin on January 18. Employees across departments will likely be impacted. The tech giant plans to remove a total of 18,000 people, but this, of course, isn’t happening in one go as the process takes time. The company has already sacked employees from Amazon’s Devices and Services group in 2022. Now, the next set of layoffs has started as the company announced that the latest round will begin starting January 18.
. The company plans to fire employees in Human Resources (HR) and retail divisions. Other teams will also be impacted, but the details about these are scarce at the moment.
Back in November 2022, Amazon eliminated a number of positions across its Devices and Books businesses, and also announced a voluntary reduction offer for some employees in the “People, Experience, and Technology (PXT) organization.”
In India, Amazon has reportedly reduced headcounts by 1,000, which seems pretty high but is only 1 percent of the total workforce that the company has in this market. Reports claim that there are around 1 lakh employees in the Indian market. India Today Tech reported that the company has promised to offer five months of severance pay to impacted employees.