Amid the ongoing layoffs and the economic uncertainties, Amazon has delayed sending employment offer letters to fresh graduates from renowned Indian institutions like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs).
The news surfaced online when a recent graduate from IIT Bombay revealed about the delay of his offer letter. The candidate told Business Insider that he was offered the position of software development engineer at the e-commerce giant, but his service has been postponed from its initial June start date to January. The graduate also observed that several individuals who had interned with them from different campuses also faced the postponement of their offer letters.
The delay has prompted the candidates to actively pursue alternative job opportunities to mitigate any potential negative impact on their professional profile.
Similarly, students from NITs have also been informed about the delay in receiving their offer letters, and there have been cases where the offers were eventually rescinded.
In March, Amazon’s CEO, Andy Jassy, publicly announced the termination of an additional 9,000 employees, marking the largest reduction in the company’s workforce to date. This comes after the previous dismissal of around 18,000 employees.
Despite ongoing layoffs in the tech industry, notable technology giants like Google and Amazon have been actively hiring H1B foreign workers for specialised positions in the United States.
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