New Delhi. e-commerce company amazon By next week, the company will lay off about 10,000 people, which is only 1 percent of its total workforce. However, despite this, this retrenchment is shocking, because it is pointing towards ending the need of humans. In fact, according to Amazon, the company is using robotic systems, which will reduce the dependence on humans. The company believes that in the coming days, robotic systems will be installed rapidly in Amazon, which will do the work of product packaging and delivery.
Biggest layoff in Amazon history
This will be the biggest layoff in Amazon’s history. This has been disclosed in the report of the New York Times. The report claims that the company will focus on the device unit. This includes the retail division and human resources along with voice assistant Alexa. As of last year, the company had a total of 1.6 million full time and part time employees. However, now the company is going to freeze the new hiring.
Amazon believes that the company’s cost can be worked out with the help of robotics. The company is assuming that it will cost less to work with robots than humans. Let us tell you that at present, about 3 quarters of the packets delivered by Amazon pass through robotic systems. According to Tye Brady, Chief of Amazon Robotics, there could be a 100% robotic system in packaging in the next 5 years. In such a situation, there will be a massive holiday on Amazon in the coming days.
Mass layoffs on tech companies
Before Amazon, there have been mass layoffs from Meta and Twitter. Also, many other tech companies are preparing to lay off.