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Amazon tells labour ministry: No one was fired, resignations were voluntary

Amazon tells labour ministry: No one was fired, resignations were voluntary

E-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly told the government that it did not fire any employee and some of the employees who left the organisation opted for voluntary resignation. According to various reports, Amazon said that it allowed those employees to go who opted for its massive global layoff plan. It may be recalled that the Labour Ministry had summoned the e-commerce giant with regard to the recent layoffs.

The labour ministry issued a notice to Amazon following a complaint by the Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) which alleged that the sacking of employees by Amazon was unethical and illegal. The NITES had urged the ministry to interfere in the matter.
 
Amazon India has around 1,00,000 employees and those who exited the company are said to be the part of e-commerce giant’s broader plan to reduce its workforce by 10,000 globally.

The layoff is said to be one of the largest job cuts in the company’s history and is focused on the company’s devices organization, retail division and human resources.

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