Amazon will Shut Down its Food Delivery Business in India

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Amazon Will Shut Down Food Delivery Business In India
The company will shut down the food delivery business "Amazon Food" on December 29 in India. The company has recently announced that the company will shut down its Amazon Academy platform a learning platform for high-school.

The e-commerce company, Amazon will shut down its food-delivery business in India on December 29 this year. This was launched in India in May 2020 in parts of Bengaluru.

The company said Friday, “We don’t take these decisions lightly. We are discontinuing these programs in a phased manner to take care of current customers and partners and we are supporting our affected employees during this transition.”

“Amazon remains focused on providing our growing customer base the best online shopping experience with the largest selection of products at great value and convenience”, the company added.

The company has recently announced that the company will shut down its Amazon Academy platform a learning platform for high-school students in India.

This follows its recent decision to shut down its edtech offering in India from August 2023. Amazon will be closing its online learning academy within less than two years of its launch. The company has not given any reason for the closure.

Amazon Academy platform was a platform that provided coaching for competitive exams including Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which allows entry into top engineering colleges across India.

The company has said in a statement that it had made the decision to discontinue Amazon Academy “in a phased manner to take care of current customers”.

Recently, Amazon laid off nearly 10,000 employees. The company employs more than 1.5 million employees globally, which includes hourly staff. This report of layoffs follows headcount reductions at other tech firms.

These layoffs affected nearly three percent of Amazon’s corporate employees and less than one percent of its global workforce. The company already froze hiring in September. In October, the company stopped hiring for more than 10,000 open roles in its core retail business.

Amazon also stopped corporate hiring across. The company from April- September reduced its headcount by almost 80,000 people.

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