Amazon CEO says layoffs will exceed 18,000 workers

The Amazon logo is displayed on a sign outside the company's LDJ5 sortation center in the Staten Island borough of New York City, US on April 25, 2022.
PHOTO: Reuters file Inc's 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 (Jan 4).

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.

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