More layoffs at Amazon possible in 2023

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Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said the company could start laying off even more workers in 2023, adding that “corporate leaders” are looking at their people, their teams and their workloads.

“This year’s exam is more difficult due to the fact that the economy remains in a difficult situation and that we have been hiring rapidly in recent years,” Jassy said in a statement.

The news comes after the Seattle-based online retail giant confirmed this week that it was laying off employees who work on its smart devices and speakers as well as those who work in retail stores. It is estimated that more than 10,000 workers could be made redundant soon.

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Amazon plans to offer some employees severance packages or help them find a different position within the company. Jassy says they don’t know how many more people they will lay off, but expect more in the People and Stores divisions.

According to Jassy, ​​the recent decision involves the elimination of “a number of positions in our Devices and Books businesses”, as well as “certain employees in our People, Experience, and Technology (PXT) organization”.

He further states: “Our annual planning process extends into the new year, which means there will be further role reductions as leaders continue to make adjustments. These decisions will be shared with employees and managers. organizations affected in early 2023. We have not yet determined exactly how many other roles will be impacted (we know there will be reductions in our Stores and PXT organizations), but each leader will communicate to their respective teams when we will have the details nailed down And, as has been the case this week, we will prioritize communicating directly with affected employees before making broad public or internal announcements.”

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