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Amazon fires more than 18,000 employees

Amazon lays off more than 18,000 employees

Amazon, US-based e-commerce company, is planning to fire more than 18,000 employees on January 18, according to a memo from CEO Andy Jassy shared with employees. ” We are working to support those who are affected and are providing packages that include a separation payment, transitional health insurance benefits, and external job placement support. Amazon has weathered uncertain and difficult economies in the past, and we will continue to do so,” he said.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company had recently stopped hiring and announced that they had hired more employees than they needed.

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