Seattle (USA), 16th November 2022: Numerous employees who were laid off by Amazon have posted about their experiences on Linkedin, suggesting the e-commerce giant has been laying off large numbers of workers.
One of the former Amazon employees posted on Linkedin, “It is with great sadness that I am telling you that I am also among the ones who got affected by the mass layoff at Amazon. I’m willing to work. Please assist me in this difficult time if anyone has any SDE openings for Java developers.”
Another worker who was laid off stated, “I worked for Amazon for six years. It has been an amazing trip watching Alexa develop since its infancy. I’m proud of what our team accomplished.”
Amazon had approximately 1.6 million full-time and part-time employees as of December 31, and the reported layoffs would account for 3% of Amazon’s corporate workforce and less than 1% of its global workforce. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, recently said that the US economy is either in a recession or is on its way to one.
The largest retailer in the world, Amazon, is the most recent of the major technological businesses to lay off thousands of workers. Facebook’s parent company Meta platforms announced this week that it would let go of 11,000 employees, or more than 13% of its workforce. Elon Musk now owns Twitter, which has cut about 3700 jobs, or about half of its 7500 employees.