Amazon cuts 10,000 jobs ahead of Christmas

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Tech giant Amazon is set to lay off around 10,000 workers in a move that would downsize the company’s corporate employees by 3 percent.

The New York Times reports that “Amazon plans to lay off approximately 10,000 people in corporate and technology jobs starting as soon as this week.”

In August, it was revealed that Amazon had laid off 100,000 of workers from its overall workforce in a single financial quarter, which came as the company lost $2 billion net for the second quarter of 2022. The company has more than 1.5 million employees worldwide, although most of those are hourly workers.

The 10,000-person layoff would count as the biggest single job cut the company has ever done and is reported to “focus on Amazon’s devices organization, including the voice-assistant Alexa, as well as at its retail division and in human resources,” according to the Times.

The Times received the news from insiders who requested anonymity as they “were not authorized to speak publicly.”

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