Online retail giant Amazon pauses recruiting for corporate roles to rein in costs

Amazon has put a hiring freeze on its corporate roles in its retail sector to rein in costs as online retailers begin to see a decline in customers post-pandemic.

According to a report published by the New York Times, Amazon had instructed recruiters to close all open job postings for those roles and has recommended putting a hold on recruiting activities such as phone calls to screen new candidates.

Company spokesman, Brad Glasser said in a statement that there are however a significant number of open roles across the company’s other sectors.

‘We have many different businesses at various stages of evolution, and we expect to keep adjusting our hiring strategies in each of these businesses at various junctures,’ said Glasser.

It comes amid concerns of an economic downturn that has seen companies including Google, Apple, and Meta slowing down and in some cases temporarily pausing hiring altogether.

Under Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, who took over the position a little over a year ago, the…

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