Amazon is reportedly set to lay off over 10,000 employees, joining other tech giants who have announced massive staff cuts recently.
According to a report from the New York Times, the layoffs will affect staff in corporate and technology roles and will begin this week.
Hiring had previously been paused in these areas while the company reviewed potential cost cutting measures and reassessed unprofitable ventures.
Within these divisions, the Alexa devices organization, human resources, and retail departments are expected to see the bulk of pink slips.
The cuts would be the largest in the company’s history and would represent less than 1% of Amazon’s global workforce and 3% of its corporate employees.
Meta announced last week that it’s laying off more than 13% of its staff, or more than 11,000 employees, and Twitter laid off approximately half of its workforce in the days following Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of the company.