Amazon to lay off 10,000 workers

Marcus Amudipe
Marcus Amudipe
(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 30, 2020 the logo of US online retail giant Amazon is seen at the distribution center in Staten Island as workers strike in demand that the facility be shut down and cleaned after one staffer tested positive for the coronavirus in New York. - California filed a suit September 14, 2022 accusing Amazon of using its market influence to prevent merchants from offering buyers better deals elsewhere online, in violation of state antitrust law. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

The world’s largest online retailer, Amazon, is expected to lay off 10,000 of its employees.

According to a report by New York Times citing anonymous sources, the development will target the devices group, including the one responsible for the Alexa voice assistant, along with the retail division and human resources.

Given that Amazon has over 1.6 million employees worldwide, the alleged 10,000 employees represent less than 1% of its workforce.

Amazon Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy had earlier vowed to streamline operations amid slowing sales growth and economic uncertainty.

It would be also recalled that other firms like Stripe, Twitter, and Meta have also laid off thousands of their staff in the last few months.

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