The pharmacy division of Amazon has let go of a number of staff members in a recent round of layoffs. The decision is being made as the world’s largest e-commerce company works to improve its operations while also preserving quality and efficiency and looking for ways to improve customer experience.
One Amazon spokesperson confirmed to a media outlet that the company has let go of a small number of employees in the pharmacy division. The count indicates that a total of 80 workers, including team leaders and pharmacy technicians, were impacted this time.
The company’s decisions to reallocate resources among the units were also mentioned, which led to the termination of a few jobs on the Amazon Pharmacy Services team. Registered pharmacists weren’t significantly impacted, though.
The Amazon Pharmacy division, which was established in 2020, has gone through several rounds of layoffs. Program managers, risk compliance managers, and billing managers were let go by Amazon in January as part of a larger downsizing initiative that affected 18,000 positions across the company.
The company experienced its largest workforce reduction this year, resulting in a total of 18,000 job cuts, according to Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon. In addition, 9,000 more workers were let go after that. In May, it was revealed that Amazon had fired 500 workers across a range of positions and divisions in India, including those working in support, human resources, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) departments.