Amazon starts mass layoffs, reports newspaper

Amazon began this Tuesday, 15, a mass layoff that could cut up to 10,000 employees from the company’s offices this week.

The information was published by the American newspaper Washington Postwhich had access to e-mails from employees who were invited to meetings with company leaders and managers.

There is still no information on how employees in Brazil will be affected by the cut.

At the meeting, affected employees were informed that they would have 60 days to relocate to vacancies in the company itself and, if it were not possible to occupy another internal position, Amazon would be responsible for paying a period of salary, such as unemployment insurance.

The portal Business Insider also had access to an e-mail sent by the company, in which the meeting was scheduled as “mandatory” for employees.

The cut is expected to affect Amazon’s devices, human resources and sales business. Apparatus sectors with Alexa voice assistant should also be reduced. In all, around 3% of the corporate area of company can be affected in cutting.

During the covid-19 pandemic, Amazon doubled its workforce in just two years, with the increase in online commerce and cloud services.

Now, the company has been facing a decrease in the pace of billing in a scenario of high inflation and interest rates around the world.

In Amazon’s latest financial report, released at the end of October, the company reported a 9% drop in third-quarter sales compared to the same period last year.

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