Amazon will freeze hiring management and administration staff in its retail business until the end of the year. With this action, it joins other tech giants in the face of the current economic uncertainty plaguing the United States.
When asked about the move, the company did not deny it: “Amazon continues to have a large number of open jobs across the company. We have many different companies in different stages of development and expect to continue adjusting our hiring strategies in each of them,” the spokesperson said. Brad Glaser to Efe: “From these companies at different times.”
From the pandemic to the present. The retail division has generated the majority of Amazon’s sales, which is why its business has surged during the pandemic, however, sales are currently showing a slowdown that has been more pronounced in recent months.
- The situation has caused the company to seek to cut costs and make cuts to the workforce, choosing not to replace the temporary workers it has contracted.
- As of the end of June, the company had 1.52 million employees worldwide. About 100 thousand less than three months ago.
- After Walmart, Amazon is the second company to generate the most jobs in the United States.
Who will be affected? So far, the measure will only affect management positions and will not touch Amazon’s large warehouses and logistics network, which make up the majority of jobs.
- Ahead of Amazon, Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, last week announced a hiring halt and launched measures to restructure several teams, which are expected to reduce their workforce for the first time in its history.
Main news source: EFE