Amazon to lay off approximately 10,000 employees

Amazon’s device organisation, which includes the voice-assistant Alexa, as well as its retail division and human resources, will be targeted for layoffs.

The total number of layoffs remains around 10,000.  This represents roughly 3% of Amazon’s corporate employees and less than 1% of its global workforce of more than 1.5 million, the majority of whom are hourly workers.

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