Amazon discloses fresh wave of job cuts as tech layoffs worsen

SUNNYVALE — Amazon has revealed plans to cut hundreds of more Bay Area jobs in a new wave of layoffs.

Amazon made the disclosure in an official WARN notice it sent to state employment development agencies.

Overall, Amazon has decided to cut 261 jobs in the Bay Area, according to a Jan. 18 WARN letter.

According to a notice sent to EDD by Amazon, the company is cutting 157 jobs at six locations in Sunnyvale and 104 at four locations in San Francisco.

The job cuts were set to take effect March 19, 2023, Amazon said in a WARN letter.

“Employee turnover resulting from this action is expected to be permanent,” Amazon wrote in the WARN notice. “Affected employees are not represented by unions or other collective bargaining representatives. We do not allow it to replace the

This layoff disclosure is the second time Amazon has revealed significant Bay Area job cuts after October 1, 2022.

Amazon had previously decided to lay off 263 employees at several Sunnyvale locations, according to a letter dated November 15, 2022.

The latest cuts are also a disturbing indicator that tech and biotech firms may be orchestrating multiple surges in layoffs.

Most recently, both chipmaker giant Intel and biotech company Zymergen announced their second round of layoffs, weeks after previously announcing individual job cuts.

Adding to concerns that tech layoffs could last for months or more in 2023, Google owner Alphabet has told its employees to cut headcount by about 6%. has been notified that it has decided to

Google’s cuts represent a loss of 12,000 employees worldwide, and the cuts could portend hundreds or thousands of lost jobs in the Bay Area.

Amazon recently announced that it will cut 18,000 jobs worldwide. Microsoft said worldwide he is cutting 10,000 employees. Hewlett-Packard said he plans to cut 4,000 to 6,000 jobs over the next three years.

Facebook app owner Meta Platforms, biotech companies Cepheid, Twitter, Salesforce, Cisco Systems, Doordash, Lyft, Oracle America, Juul Labs, Roku, and PayPal are among the other companies eliminated since October 1. One of the prominent technology or biotechnology companies. Revealed plans to cut jobs in the Bay Area. Facebook’s owners have revealed plans to cut 2,564 Bay Area jobs.

Seattle-based Amazon claimed in its latest WARN notice that some of its workers whose jobs are on the chopping board may be able to keep their jobs at the tech giant.

“Affected employees will accept internal mobility opportunities at Amazon prior to their separation date and will not be terminated as a result of this action,” said Beth Galetti, Amazon’s senior vice president of human resources experience and technology. wrote in a letter dated January 18.

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