Tech giant, Amazon is laying off more than 18,000 employees which was 80% more employees than previously planned. The company has also stopped corporate hiring across.
Earlier, Amazon delayed the joining dates for some university graduates until the end of 2023 due to cost-cutting efforts. Earlier, The onboarding of the employees was expected to be completed by May 2022.
However, Amazon didn’t reveal the exact number of employees affected due to the delay in the onboarding. Now, The company’s Head of HR, Beth Galetti has sent an email to employees informing them about more job cuts.
Read below the full email that was first published by CNBC that Beth Galetti has sent to employees.
Today we took the difficult step of reducing roles across Amazon. While several teams are impacted, the majority of role eliminations are in our WW Amazon Stores business and our People Experience & Technology (PXT) organization.
Conversations with impacted employees took place around the world today, and this morning, Pacific Time, notification messages were sent to all impacted employees in the U.S., Canada, and Costa Rica. We are providing impacted employees with a number of resources, and PXT leaders will host country-specific information sessions for the U.S. and Canada today while leaders are setting up meetings with each affected team member. In other regions, we are following local processes, which may include time for consultation with employee representative bodies and possibly result in longer timelines to communicate with impacted employees. In China, we will notify employees after the Chinese New Year.
Our priority in the coming days is supporting those who are affected. To help with the transition, we are providing packages that include a separation payment, transitional benefits as applicable by country, and external job placement support.
Please continue to show the support and care that I so often witness here at Amazon. This is a very difficult time, so we encourage you to reach out to My HR with questions and remember that our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available 24/7 for free and confidential help.