Amazon is planning to put off roughly 10,000 folks from its workforce this week, following the steps of different main tech corporations, in line with a report by The New York Occasions.
The job cuts shall be centered within the firm’s expertise and company departments, which embody its retail and human assets divisions and its units division, which manufactures the favored digital voice assistant Alexa.
The corporate additionally froze hiring in a number of departments, together with its cloud computing division. The reported layoffs is anticipated to be the biggest within the firm’s historical past.
The Alexa and Echo units misplaced $5 billion in 2018, a supply instructed the Occasions.
The reported layoffs would have an effect on at the least 3 p.c of the corporate’s company workforce and fewer than 1 p.c of its world workforce, which is round 1.5 million staff.
Amazon follows different main U.S. tech giants similar to Meta and Twitter in asserting layoffs.
The Hill has reached out to Amazon for remark.