According to recent reports, Amazon has laid off approximately 500 employees in India across departments such as web services, human resources, and support. These job cuts are part of a larger downsizing effort announced by Amazon’s CEO, Andy Jassy, back in March, which is projected to impact around 9,000 employees overall.
The process of layoffs is still ongoing, and the majority of affected employees come from the aforementioned departments. It’s worth noting that some of these individuals are part of Amazon’s global teams that operate from India.
In a communication to the staff, the CEO mentioned that the decision to reduce the workforce was driven by an analysis of priorities and uncertainties surrounding the economy.
Similar to other prominent tech companies like Meta (formerly Facebook) and Google, Amazon has been implementing staff reductions in response to a range of factors, including market conditions and shifts in consumer behaviour.
Amazon’s e-commerce business in India has faced challenges with a slowdown in growth, which is indicative of the tough market conditions prevailing in the country. Additionally, the company has made adjustments to address the decline in e-commerce growth experienced during the pandemic, leading to the need for restructuring and job cuts within the organisation.