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Amazon joins big tech companies in staff cuts

EmployBridge, the largest industrial staffing firm based on US revenue, is laying off 171 employees across the US, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN notice, filed with the Georgia Department of Labor. Amazon is also reportedly laying off personnel, while Twitter is adding to its previously reported staff cuts.

Citing according to a source familiar with the EmployBridge layoffs, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported that the affected employees are a mix of full-time and part-time workers who have back-office support roles such as in information technology support, accounting or human resources.

EmployBridge this month announced it completed its acquisition of Bluecrew, a Chicago-based online provider of industrial workers on a W-2 basis. Atlanta-based EmployBridge places more than 450,000 temporary associates annually via 446 offices in 48 states. It was acquired by Apollo Global Management Inc. in 2021.

Amazon this week also began cutting jobs across the company. Managers have begun informing employees that they have two months to find another role inside the company or accept severance, according to media reports.

TechCrunch reported that the company allegedly plans to lay off 10,000 – comprising roughly 3% of its corporate workforce. The figure would mark the largest “workforce reduction” ever undertaken by the e-commerce and cloud computing giant in its nearly 30-year history.

And Twitter has laid off 4,400 of its 5,500 contractors, CNBC reported. The move follows the layoffs of approximately half of its internal staff. According to a report from Quartz, counting Twitter and Amazon, major tech companies will have laid off 33,000 workers over the last month.

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Amazon hires more alumni from Russell Group universities than any other major tech company

According to analysis from TonerGiant, there are universities in the UK that are more likely to set up graduate careers at the world’s biggest, most valuable tech companies.

Using LinkedIn, TonerGiant discovered where more than 500,000 employees of the world’s most valuable tech companies studied at university to find out which universities are more likely to get you hired by a tech giant. Its analysis looked at 26 of the biggest tech companies including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft.

By teaming up with tech recruitment expert, Misha Yurchenko at Carrus.io, they were able to find out more about the hiring process at tech companies to quantify the research.

The university where graduates are most likely to get hired to work in tech companies is the University of Cambridge with an impressive 4,219 alumni now working at one of the big tech giants.

In second place is Cambridge’s rival, the University of Oxford with 3,410 alumni and in third place, is The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with 3,378 alumni.

Ranking  Name of University Number of Alumni
1 University of Cambridge 4219
2 University of Oxford 3410
3 The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 3378
4 The University of Manchester 2548
5 University College London 2454
6 London Business School 2403
7 Imperial College London 2358
8 The University of Edinburgh 2063
9 University of Leeds 1676
10 The University of Nottingham 1673

The UK universities where graduates are least likely to get hired by a tech giant 

According to the analysis, Queen’s University Belfast is the university in the UK where its alumni are least likely to be hired by a tech giant with only two recorded alumni working for one as of January 2022.

Ranking University Number of Alumni
1 Queen’s University Belfast 2
2 Royal Agricultural University 4
3 Regent’s University London 5
4 The University of Law 6
5 University of East Anglia 7
6 St George’s, University of London 14
7 Harper Adams University 17
8 Newman University, Birmingham 20
9 Leeds Trinity University 29
10 University of the Highlands and Islands 32

Which UK regions are most likely to produce alumni for the world’s biggest tech companies?

London came out on top with a massive 27,678 alumni now working for a tech giant. South East England ranked in second place with 12,683 alumni and Scotland in third place with 8,269 alumni.

Northern Irish universities were found to be the worst to attend if students want to work for a tech giant afterwards with only 620 alumni now working for one of the top 26 biggest tech companies.

Region Number of Alumni
London 27678
South East England 12683
Scotland 8269
North West England 7980
East of England 7464
West Midlands 7216
Yorkshire and the Humber 6557
East Midlands 6513
South West England 6035
North East England 4184
Wales 3060
Northern Ireland 620

Amazon hires more alumni from Russell Group universities than any other major tech company

According to the study, Amazon has more employees (17,427) that graduated from a prestigious Russell Group university than any other of the most valuable tech companies in our analysis.

Accenture comes in second place, with 13,660 graduates from Russell Group universities working there.

The full breakdown of which universities each tech giant is most likely to hire is available here. ​

Company Number of Russell Group alumni
Amazon 17,427
Accenture 13,660
IBM 11,702
Google 9,207
Apple 7,340
Oracle 4,803
SAP 3,389
Cisco 3,250
Microsoft 3,076
Huawei 2,514

 

 

 

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