In reaction to the “uncertain” economy, Amazon will not fill any new corporate roles for the next few months. The organisation has established a hiring freeze. Beth Galetti, senior vice president of People Experience and Technology for the e-commerce behemoth, acknowledged the change in a staff message that was also posted on Amazon’s blog. In the letter, Galetti states that the corporation has already halted or slowed employment in a number of corporate units “in recent weeks.” She also provides a list of possible exceptions to this employment restriction. This consists of replacements. As a ray of optimism for 2023, she adds that the firm intends to hire “a significant number of employees” the following year. Here is the message as it appears on the website of Amazon.
Andy and the S-team have agreed this week to halt the incremental hiring of new corporate employees due to the uncertain state of the economy and the number of individuals we have employed in the last several years. In recent weeks, we had already implemented this strategy in a couple of our firms, and we have now extended it to the rest of our enterprises. We anticipate maintaining this pause for the next several months and will continue to analyse the economy and business to make adjustments as we deem appropriate. In general, depending on the business or corporate division, we will recruit backfills to replace individuals who go on to other possibilities, and we will continue to hire gradually in certain areas.
We face a unique macroeconomic climate and want to strike a balance between recruiting and investing in light of this economy. In the past, we have faced uncertain and difficult economics on several occasions. While there have been a number of years in which we have significantly increased our workforce, there have also been a number of years in which we have added personnel in a more efficient manner. With fewer employees to recruit at this time, each team should be able to focus what is most important to customers and the company and become more productive.
We still aim to recruit a big number of people in 2023, and we remain enthusiastic about our substantial investments in our major companies as well as our more recent projects, such as Prime Video, Alexa, Grocery, Kuiper, Zoox, and Healthcare.