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Amazon Will Close Three UK Warehouses, Threatening 1,200 jobs

by Vanessa Waithera
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Layoffs at Amazon are Expected to Begin This Week and Affect 10,000 Workers

Amazon will close three UK warehouses, threatening 1,200 jobs.

Amazon appears to be in a revenue slump as the e-commerce giant makes significant job cuts across multiple locations. The company recently laid off 18,000 employees, and it has now been revealed that Amazon is cutting around 1,200 more jobs as it plans to close some of its offline sites, according to a Bloomberg report.

According to reports, the company is preparing to close three warehouses in the United Kingdom, affecting the jobs of approximately 1,200 people. The reason for the shutdown is unclear, but the company says it is closing some older sites in order to improve its business.

“We’re always evaluating our network to make sure it fits our business needs and to improve the experience for our employees and customers. As part of that effort, we may close older sites, enhance existing facilities, or open new sites, and we’ve launched a consultation on the proposed closure of three fulfilment centres in 2023.

While Amazon is laying off a large number of employees, the good news is that those affected will be able to work at other Amazon services or sites.

The company’s spokesperson confirmed this and even revealed that Amazon plans to open two new fulfilment centres over the next three years. According to the company, “2,500 new jobs” will be created as a result of this.

“All employees affected by site closure consultations will be offered the opportunity to transfer to other facilities, and we remain committed to our customers, employees, and communities across the UK,” the company said.

According to a recent statement from Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon, the tech giant may fire up to 18,000 workers.

The affected employees will be notified beginning on January 18, which is not too far away. Amazon did not intend to make this information public, the executive has admitted, but it was forced to confirm after it was posted online.

A pay package will be given to impacted employees, the e-commerce powerhouse has also disclosed. The same thing, however, is said to have been promised by businesses like Twitter and Facebook but not delivered to all users. A separation payment, temporary health insurance coverage, and assistance with finding a job outside of Amazon have all been confirmed.

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