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Amazon could lay off about 10,000 employees

Amazon could lay off about 10,000 employees

Amazon is preparing to lay off about 10,000 employees, according to the New York Times, the online sales platform will then join other American tech giants who responded to the economic crisis with a broad social plan.

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Cela représenterait un peu moins de 1% de la masse salariale actuelle du groupe, qui comptait 1,54 million d’employés dans le monde fin septembre, sans compter les travailleurs saisonniers, recrutés en périomment de acc d’, activities End of year.

Selon le New York Times, les postes visés par les réductions d’effectifs seront situés dans le département Amazon Devices (les appareils éelectroniques équipés de l’assistant vocal Alexa ou encore les liseuses Kindle), évente a la au division HR. However, the division by country is not specified.

The US Daily also notes that the total number of fired employees is likely to change. If 10,000 exploited jobs are confirmed, it will be the largest social plan in the company’s history.

AFP called on Monday, and Amazon did not immediately respond.

The company had already announced a hiring freeze in its offices two weeks ago. Its workforce has already shrunk since the start of the year, when it employed 1.62 million people full or part time.

Amazon has been hiring retaliatoryly during the pandemic, to meet the explosion in demand, and to double its global workforce between early 2020 and early 2022.

But the US retail giant saw its net profit fall 9% year-over-year in the third quarter.

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For the current quarter, the critical period for the end of the holiday year, Amazon expects anemia growth by its standards, between 2% and 8% within one year, and operating profit of between 0 and 4 billion dollars, compared to 3.5 for the same period in 2021.

Even Amazon Web Services (AWS), the group’s remote computing (cloud computing) business, which has so far shown brazen growth and profit, has seen its revenue grow moderately this summer, jumping 27%, compared to 39% a year ago.

“The macroeconomic uncertainty has increased the number of AWS customers wanting to control their costs” and thus save their technology expenditures, Group Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky explained during a conference call. October.

Large platforms whose business model is based on ads are facing budget cuts from advertisers, who are cutting their spending in the face of inflation and rising interest rates.

Last Wednesday, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, announced the loss of 11,000 jobs, or about 13% of its workforce.

At the end of August, Snapchat had cut about 20% of its workforce, or more than 1,200 employees.

Twitter, which was recently acquired by Elon Musk, has fired about half of its 7,500 employees.

The economic crisis is affecting most of the big tech companies that have hired heavily during the pandemic.

Silicon Valley, which specializes in online payment services, Stripe and chauffeur-driven car booking platform, Lyft, also recently announced widespread layoffs.