After a recent “cost-cutting review,” Amazon began cutting jobs across the company, with layoffs quickly hitting those who worked with Amazon Alexa and Amazon Luna.
As reported by CNBC, Amazon has begun the job cut process. While the timing may seem odd before the holiday season, the job cuts are mostly in appliances, human resources, and retail positions.
It has been reported that Amazon is planning to cut around 10,000 employees.
So far, it looks like a lot of job cuts have taken place in the company’s Alexa and Amazon Luna divisions. CNBC cites LinkedIn posts from former Amazon employees who confirmed their jobs had been cut.
The company notified workers in several divisions, including Alexa and cloud gaming unit Luna, that they were being laid off, according to LinkedIn posts from Amazon employees who said they were affected.
Amazon reportedly did not send any company-wide notifications about the layoffs.
These layoffs come at a time when many large companies are looking to cut costs in the current economic climate. Google, for example, has scaled back plans, including shutting down its cloud gaming platform, Google Stadia. Meta also cut 11,000 jobs last week.
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