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Amazon To Cut 18,000 Jobs From Its Global Workforce

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Employees will learn of their future from Wednesday the 18th January

Amazon is cutting 18,000 jobs from its workforce, it employs around 5,000 people in Ireland.

The tech giant is the latest company to announce a mass layoff amid economic uncertainty.

Some 18,000 Amazon employees are facing the exit door in what's become the biggest layoff in the company's history.

It's expected Amazon Fresh and Amazon Go, the company's convenience and grocery stores, will be particularly impacted.

Employees will learn of their future from Wednesday the 18th January.

The expected 18,000 jobs being cut make up for 6% of Amazon's workforce worldwide.

Those working in Human Resources will also be particularly impacted, that's according to reports.

Only last year, Amazon announced increases to base pay - to retain workers and hire more talent.

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