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.