The online giant Amazon, last year added nearly 130,000 employees globally. Now they are going to cut “a few hundred” positions in its Seattle headquarters, as well as hundreds more globally.
The affected departments are more mature areas of Amazon’s business, such as its online retail operations.
In its statement, Amazon said “As part of our annual planning process, we are making headcount adjustments across the company — small reductions in a couple of places and aggressive hiring in many others.For affected employees, we work to find roles in the areas where we are hiring.”
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