Garner – Amazon has begun layoffs following multiple media reports earlier this week that it would begin layoffs in line with the roughly 10,000 employees affected.
In a “team update” posted on Amazon’s website authored by Dave Limp, senior vice president of Devices and Services at Amazon, the company confirms the layoffs began on Tuesday.
“[W]We continue to face an unusual and uncertain macroeconomic environment,” Limp wrote in his memo. “With this in mind, we have worked over the past few months to further prioritize what is most important to our customers and business. We have decided to merge the programs.”
With this decision, Mr. Limp’s letter states that “some roles will no longer be necessary.”
This includes roles in the Devices and Services organization within Amazon.
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“We notified affected employees yesterday and will work closely with each individual to provide support, including finding new roles,” the letter reads. “If an employee is unable to find a new role within the company, we will support the transition with a package that includes severance pay, transition benefits, and external job placement assistance.”
In the letter, Mr. Limp said he personally “had been through times like this in the past,” adding, “During difficult economic times, our customers rely on us to provide the best customer experience and look after them. They tend to be attracted to companies and products that believe they can.” they are the best
Amazon announced earlier this month that it was freezing the hiring of new corporate roles within its organization, citing an “abnormal macroeconomic environment,” in a separate letter posted on its website, going on to say that the company said, “We are We aim to strike a balance between hiring and investing while thinking about this economy. “
In October, the company announced plans to employ 1,000 people in Triangle, but that was not the company’s role. And last month, federal regulators said Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated federal labor laws multiple times in his 2022.
Amazon shares fell after the tech giant’s earnings report earlier this quarter.
The company maintains multiple facilities as distribution centers in North Carolina, including Garner, where employees work to form a union known as the Carolina Amazonian United for Unity and Empowerment, or CAUSE. facilities are also included.
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