Amazon Plans To Lay Off 10K Employees

Dave Limp, Senior Vice President of Amazon Devices, introduces an redesigned echo dot at the Amazon Spheres, on September 20, 2018 in Seattle Washington.

At a glance

  • In a message to employees, Beth Galetti, Amazon’s senior vice president of people experience and technology, announced that the decision was made by Jassy and the leadership team due to the “uncertain” economy and in light of how many people Amazon has hired in recent years.
  • Galetti noted that the company had already issued hiring pauses in other divisions, and decided to shut down new corporate hiring across the board.
  • Galetti further explained that Amazon also anticipated “keeping this pause in place for the next few months” as it continues to monitor the economy and the business, and make adjustments where it makes sense.

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