A new report shows that 10,000 Amazon employees will be laid off sometime this week, but the workers in Clay are not being impacted.
According to CNY Central, the Clay Amazon facility just opened in June and workers are safe during this wave of layoffs. That does not mean there won’t be another wave though. The loss of thousands of jobs through Amazon shocked people in Syracuse.
Those who often shop using Amazon are worried that slashing the workforce could impact their shipping times ahead of the holiday season. One shopper expressed worry that this being just the start of the layoffs could mean there will be a much longer wait time for purchases.
The facility located in Clay is not currently impacted and neither are any of the other facilities located in Upstate New York.
Chairman of Brighton Securities, George Conboy, told CNY Central that there shouldn’t be “too big of a bite in this round of cuts.” He added that it should not be assumed that this is the end of layoffs through Amazon either. The current layoffs aren’t for warehouse workers or delivery drivers, but for corporate jobs in places like New York City. Conboy explained that the fallout everyone is seeing when it comes to major online tech companies is because of the spending and hiring they did at such high rates in 2020 and 2021.
To date, Amazon has reportedly lost $3 billion dollars. If the company continues to suffer the same kind of losses, they will probably end up cutting more jobs.
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