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Amazon India fires 60 employees of recruitment team, more to follow


US technology and e-commerce giant Amazon has fired around 60 employees from its recruitment team and may ask more employees to leave in India.

The company has taken this decision as a part of its global restructuring.

According to ET report that quoted e-tailer spokesperson, the company has recognised the need to organise our teams to keep us agile and help us use our resources optimally. This has impacted a small number of roles within the company and we are providing complete support to the impacted employees, including the option of relevant internal postings and outplacement services.

However, he added that the firm still has 4,000 job openings India, including several from previous years.

Earlier in February, the Seattle-headquartered firm had laid off hundreds of employees globally. The impact on company’s India business was expected.

According to market research expert, the development is part of a global reorganisation as the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos looks to strategically deploy resources into high-growth and priority areas to further drive the business.

Last year, the e-tailer announced the hiring of over 12,00 professionals in India. The hiring served majorly to research and development (R&D) for the company’s divisions, including Amazon.com, Amazon.in, the devices business, and the cloud-computing division, Amazon Web Services (AWS).

India is the second largest workforce centre for Amazon after the US. Globally, it has around 3.41 lakh employees. The Bengaluru centre is the largest for Amazon in the country.

Amazon ranked fourth on the Linkedin list of the top 25 companies where India wants to work.

In India e-commerce space, this is not the single marketplace that has taken such steps. Last week, ShopClues has fired about 45-50 employees across multiple functions. The company termed it as review cycle for FY 2018.

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