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Amazon cutting 17,000 jobs — 7,000 greater than planned: report

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Amazon is planning to put off greater than 17,000 staff, 7,000 greater than initially expected, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

The e-commerce giant, helmed by CEO Andy Jassy, in November began shedding staff in its devices division, with the source telling Reuters on the time the corporate was targeting 10,000 job cuts.

Among the additional layoffs are from Amazon’s corporate ranks, the Journal reported, citing people accustomed to the matter.

Amazon didn’t immediately reply to a Reuters request for comment.

Salesforce said Wednesday it plans to chop jobs by 10% as technology firms from Meta Platforms to Microsoft slash 1000’s of jobs in preparation for a recession

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