Amazon has made public its intention to eliminate 18,000 positions, which is the most extensive wave of layoffs in the history of the corporation.
Andy Jassy, the chief executive officer of Amazon, revealed in a statement to the company’s workforce that the e-commerce giant’s brick-and-mortar businesses, such as Amazon Fresh and Amazon Go, would be disproportionately hit by the layoffs.
As the workforce is decreased, he said, those working in human resources may also find themselves in a precarious position.
According to him, the layoff choices that will be communicated by Amazon beginning on the 18th of January will have a significant influence on the e-commerce and human resources organizations of the corporation.
The layoffs will affect around 6,000 people out of the company’s total workforce of over 300,000.
It is a rapid flip for a store that only recently increased its basic pay cap by a factor of two in order to compete more aggressively with other businesses for qualified workers.
Inflation that is at an all-time high has caused consumers and companies to reduce their spending, which has led to Amazon having more than 1.5 million workers in locations all over the globe.
At this point, it is not possible to predict the total number of people who will be made redundant in the UK.
In the accompanying remark, Mr. Jassy said that yearly planning “has been more challenging given the unpredictable economy” and that the business has “hired fast over the course of the previous few years.”
In November, Amazon started firing employees working in the devices sector; a source told Reuters at the time that the company was aiming to make around 10,000 layoffs.