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Amazon CEO says layoffs will exceed 18,000 workers


FILE PHOTO: The Amazon logo is displayed on a sign outside the company’s LDJ5 sortation center in the Staten Island borough of New York City, U.S. April 25, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid./File Photo/File Photo Inc’s (AMZN.O) job cuts will now impact more than 18,000 roles as part of a workforce reduction it previously disclosed, Chief Executive Andy Jassy said in a public staff note on Wednesday.

The Seattle-based company began layoffs in its devices division in November, with a source telling Reuters at the time that Amazon was targeting 10,000 job cuts in gadgets as well as its human-resources and retail divisions.