1,200 jobs at risk as Amazon shuts three UK warehouses

Written by on January 10, 2023

US-based e-commerce company, Amazon has announced plans to close three major warehouses in the United Kingdom in a decision that will affect 1,200 jobs.

Last week, the online retail giant disclosed it would cut more than 18,000 jobs globally in the biggest redundancies programme in its history, as part of plans to reduce costs.

According to Reuters, a spokesperson said Jeff Bezos’ firm has launched consultations over the closure of three UK warehouses.

The world’s largest retailer, which employs around 1.5 million people globally, had warned in November of job cuts amid reports it was targeting 10,000 roles.

Asides from Amazon, other global tech firms that have embarked on major downsizings include Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, Twitter and Salesforce.


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