Amazon Freezes Corporate Hiring in Retail Business With Slowing Sales

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By Bloomberg Inc. has paused hiring for corporate positions in its retail business, the latest sign that the world’s largest e-commerce company is adjusting its workforce to slowing online sales.

The company will pause recruitment until the end of the year, according to a person familiar with the matter. The freeze applies to corporate roles in the Worldwide Amazon Stores division, not the warehouse network where most of its employees work, the person said.

“Amazon continues to have a significant number of open roles available across the company,” Amazon spokesman Brad Glasser said in a statement Tuesday. “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.”

Amazon is the latest tech company to try to control costs amid signs of a weakening economy. Meta Platforms Inc. last month announced plans to reduce headcount for the first time.

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