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Amazon begins mass layoffs: Alexa and cloud gaming divisions most affected

Amazon begins mass layoffs: Alexa and cloud gaming divisions most affected

A few days after the report of Amazon

‘s plans to lay off about 10,000 employees, the largest job cuts in the company’s history have reportedly begun. The Washington Post and CNBC report that employees have been asked to find another position with the company or accept the severance and leave the company.

In a meeting with their managers on Tuesday, Amazon employees across the US were told that they have two months to find some other job internally or accept severance payment, reports The Washington Post.

The employees have received very little to no information about the ongoing job cuts, and they have not even received any notification from the company, two of the corporate employees told the publication.
Sacked Amazon employees share news on LinkedIn, looking out for jobs

“Seeing these ‘I Got Laid Off’ posts is horribly distressing,” wrote an employee on Slack

. The employees who lost their jobs broke the news on LinkedIn, looking for positions elsewhere.

The job cuts are expected to affect staff working in retail, human resources, and devices. Around 10,000 employees, or 1% of the company’s workforce, are reported to lose their job this week. Not just that, but Amazon has frozen hiring among its corporate ranks, which should last for a few coming months.

As per the internal Slack channel screenshots, many employees have been fired from the Alexa

team in Boston , Seattle , Vancouver, and the Bay Area.

The company has also started to let go of contractual workers staffed in the hiring division, stating that their assignments will be ending abruptly.

It is the third biggest layoff of the month after Twitter

sacked nearly 50% of staff, which will be around 3,750 staff across the globe. Whereas Meta

had to let go of 13% of its workforce, i.e, more than 11,000 employees.