Sounding rather annoyed, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy announced that the company would be laying off about 18,000 Amazon employees, with affected employees notified around January 18. The annoyance (and announcement) was that the "teammate" had leaked information to the outside world, and he wanted to speak directly to the employees instead of having them read the news in the media. According to news on January 5, Amazon confirmed that after a few weeks of layoffs in November last year, the number of layoffs for the group and technical teams will reach more than 18,000, which is the largest reduction in Amazon's 28-year history. It is worth noting that Amazon's layoffs accounted for about 5% of its total employees and 1.2% of its group's 1.5 million employees. The layoffs are concentrated at the company level, not logistics and warehouse workers. In December last year, according to a report from Computerworld, a subsidiary of IDG, Amazon plans to lay off 20,000 employees in various departments in the next few months, including distribution center employees, technicians and corporate executives. twice as much as reported. Citing anonymous sources, the report pointed out that Amazon employees are graded from Level 1 to Level 7, and employees at all levels may be affected. In recent days, Amazon has asked managers to identify employee performance issues, and if the final layoffs are 20,000, accounting for about 6% of the company's total workforce. In November last year, Amazon was exposed to mass layoffs of 10,000 people. We generally wait to communicate these results until we can speak to those directly affected. However, since one of our teammates leaked this information externally, we decided it would be best to share this news early so you can hear the details directly from me. – Amazon CEO Andy Jassy Devices and books we already know cause team layoffs – Amazon doesn't really make money from Kindles, Echos, etc. However, most of the Amazonians who will unfortunately lose their jobs work in Amazon Stores and PXT (People, Experience, and Technology) organizations. Even the mighty Amazon has been affected by global economic factors after the massive reopening in the wake of the pandemic. Their next quarterly earnings report will likely reflect a slowing economy, and the forecast for 2023 will not be as optimistic as we expect, which will cause the company to examine its cost structure and eliminate roles that do not directly contribute to the cost. bottom line or future growth.
These changes will help us pursue long-term opportunities with a stronger cost structure; however, I am also optimistic that we will be creative, resourceful and scrappy when we are not hiring and laying off large numbers of people. Companies with long durations go through different phases. They're not in heavy personnel expansion mode every year. – Amazon CEO Andy Jassy There are about 1.5 million Amazon employees worldwide, most of whom work in the fulfillment and logistics part of the business. 18,000 jobs were cut, or about 1.2% of the workforce. It was not confirmed in which countries most of the job cuts will take place, but it is certain that some of the cuts will take place in Europe.Text丨Xiaoyitutu丨Internet