According to company insiders, employees of Amazon are being told the company plans to slash up to 10,000 employees. It is not known at this time if that number is all permanent employees, or if contractors will be included.
Amazon now joins several other significant tech employers – Facebook parent company Meta, as well as Twitter – in making significant cuts to their staff. And while Amazon’s number is roughly equivalent to Meta and Twitters, they are a much larger employer. As of today, Amazon has laid off 3% of their population, Meta laid off 13%, and Twitter laid off 50%.
RecruitingDaily has reached out to Amazon for official confirmation, and will update accordingly.
Martin Burns is a former Managing Editor & Analyst for RecruitingDaily.com. Referred to as someone who’s “kind of done it all in recruiting”, Martin Burns is a talent acquisition practitioner as well as commentator. For the past three years, he has been reporting on and analyzing news that impacts the TA industry, first as founding Editor at Recruiting News Network, and now as Managing Editor of RecruitingDaily. Prior to this, his career has included leading, as well as consulting with, talent acquisition organizations for some of the world's most significant brands. He speaks at global conferences on talent acquisition, maintains an active presence in the global recruitment community, and generally has fun mucking around in the conversation the industry has in who it is, and where it’s going. His industry-leading Facebook group “Talent Product Plays” is considered a must-join by practitioners and vendors alike.
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