Amazon to pause corporate hiring in retail until end of the year

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Amazon to pause corporate hiring in retail until end of the year

The company will pause recruitment until the end of the year, according to a person familiar with the matter. The freeze applies to corporate roles in the Worldwide Amazon Stores division, not the warehouse network where most of its employees work, the person said.

Brad Glasser, Amazon spokesman, said in a statement Tuesday that Amazon continues to have a large number of open positions available across the company. We have many different businesses at different stages of evolution, and we expect to keep adjusting our hiring strategies in each of these businesses at different times. Meta Platforms Inc. last month announced plans to reduce headcount for the first time.

Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy has pledged to unwind part of a pandemic-era expansion that saddled Amazon with a surfeit of warehouse space and too many employees. In September, Bloomberg reported that the company had shuttered, delayed or abandoned plans for dozens of warehouses in the US and Europe.

The company says that it reduced its workforce by almost 100,000 people between March and June, the biggest quarterly decline in its history. As of June 30, Amazon had more than 1.5 million full- and part-time workers.

The New York Times reported earlier the freeze on corporate hiring in Amazon's retail business, citing an internal e-mail. The pause would not affect the company's highly profitable cloud services unit, according to the newspaper.

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