At the end of last year, a number of US tech companies, including Twitter and Facebook parent Meta, went into mass layoff mode as the ongoing US recession and rising interest rates put the tech industry in a difficult position.
Today, according to media reports,Amazon will lay off more than 17,000 workers, up from the company's original plan of about 10,000,It is by far the largest number of layoffs in the history of a tech giant.
Amazon announced in November that it would begin laying off workers,Most of the cuts will be in retail, equipment and human resources.At the time, Amazon was expected to cut about 10,000 jobs in total, and people familiar with the matter said that number could change.
As of September, Amazon had a large number of 1.5 million employees working in its warehouses, and the source said most of the cuts were at the Amazon corporate level.
Amazon had announced a hiring freeze until the end of last year.
According to Amazon's third quarter 2022 earnings report,Third-quarter revenue was $127.1 billion, up 15% from a year ago but below consensus;Net income fell 9 percent from a year earlier to $2.872 billion.
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