Requested to elucidate its job cuts in India, tech large Amazon has stated that it has not laid off any workers, however some have left the corporate beneath a “Voluntary Disengagement Program”, authorities sources have advised NDTV.
Amazon had been despatched a discover by the Union Labour Ministry about its cutbacks in India introduced final week, asking its representatives to attend a listening to on Wednesday.
The discover was reportedly prompted by a grievance by worker union Nascent Info Expertise Staff Senate (NITES) which accused Amazon of violating labour legal guidelines.
Authorities sources on Friday stated they’re “wanting into Amazon’s response for additional motion”.
After Amazon introduced that it will let go of 10,000 workers globally, the corporate’s Indian arm had despatched out requests to workers to stop voluntarily, stories stated.
The corporate had additionally stated that there could be extra position reductions as its annual planning course of extends into subsequent yr and leaders proceed to make changes.
“These selections might be shared with impacted workers and organizations early in 2023”, stated Andy Jassy, who turned the corporate’s Chief Government Officer in 2021, in a letter to Amazon workers.
Andy Jassy added the corporate was in the course of an annual working planning evaluation the place it was making selections about what ought to change in every of its enterprise.
Amazon has not but selected what number of different roles might be impacted from the transfer.
The web retailer laid off some workers in its gadgets group and an individual aware of the matter advised information company Reuters the corporate nonetheless focused round 10,000 job cuts, together with in its retail division and human sources.