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Amazon plans to cut 18,000 jobs

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E-commerce giant Amazon has announced that it will cut more than 18,000 jobs due to the current “economic uncertainty” and the fast-paced hiring process it has been running in recent years.

In a message posted on the group’s website, Andy Jassi, CEO of Amazon, said Wednesday that the company, which had previously announced it was laying off 10,000 employees in November, had decided to increase that number to bring the total number of canceled jobs to “just over 18.” thousand jobs.

He added: “Viewing our yearly schedule this year has been more of a challenge given the economic uncertainty and the fact that we’ve been hiring quickly over the past few years.”

In fact, since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic, the online shopping giant has hired a large number of users and the demand for online shopping has doubled. And from the beginning of 2020 to the beginning of 2022, the number of Amazon employees worldwide doubled.

As of the end of September, the Group had 1.54 million employees worldwide, not to mention the seasonal staff that the company hires during periods of high demand for its services, especially during the holiday season.

Source: AFP.

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