The bottom has not yet been reached at Amazon

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The bottom has not yet been reached at Amazon

Online service provider is cutting another 9,000 jobs

After years of hosanna and growth, the tech world has entered a kind of recession in recent months. Meta, Twitter and Amazon have already cut many tens of thousands of jobs. And the poison cup doesn’t seem to be completely empty yet. At least at Amazon, because that online service provider announced today that another 9,000 jobs will be created in the coming weeks. to disappear. That number comes on top of the 18,000 layoffs that have already been announced in recent months, in two parts.

Better for Amazon’s future

The new round of layoffs was announced to the world through a memo from CEO Andy Jassy. The layoffs affect various parts of Amazon. Jobs are disappearing at both AWS and PXT, Sales and Twitch. According to the CEO, the new round of layoffs is ultimately good for Amazon’s future.

He then explains in more detail how they came to the decision to dismiss 27,000 employees in just a few months. According to the CEO, the main focus was on what Amazon’s customers consider important, and linked to this, the re-prioritization of the objectives and activities. This sometimes led to the transfer of personnel to (new) positions in other business units. But in this case, that reprioritisation also led to the scrapping of 27,000 jobs in three rounds.

It’s still okay in percentage terms

Looking at Amazon’s total workforce, including all distribution centers and warehouses of the webshops, the disappearance of 27,000 jobs is not too bad in percentage terms. At the end of 2022, Amazon employed more than 1.5 million people worldwide (Source: Macro trends). Of these, just under 2 percent have been, and are now being, put on the street. By way of comparison, the workforce at Meta has shrunk by about 13 percent in recent months.

In addition, we should not ignore the fact that at the end of 2019 Amazon still had ‘only’ 798,000 employees. By the end of 2021, that had more than doubled to more than 1.6 million. The decline started in 2022. That year, some 67,000 jobs disappeared. This was mainly due to the post-corona dip that web shops had to deal with.

Many of those jobs disappeared because temporary contracts were not renewed or temporary workers were stopped. No, or at least very few, compulsory redundancies. That is different with the rounds of layoffs that have been announced in recent months.

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