According to reports, Amazon has pushed back the start date for some university graduates from May to December 2023, blaming the macroeconomic environment.
As compensation, each was offered a one-time payment of $13,000 (£10,484) regardless of whether they chose to reject Amazon’s job offer.
Amazon is also said to have told affected graduates that the move is a “business decision,” not a personal one. According to an email seen by the Financial Times: “We examine each aspect of our business as part of our annual operating planning review and make adjustments as needed… You are not the only one who is affected. It is critical to understand that this is a business decision, not a personal one.”
“As a part of our annual operating planning review, we look at each part of our business and make adjustments as needed,” students were told the email, following a phone call to discuss the matter. The mail continued: “You are not the only one being impacted. It is important to know that this is a business decision, not a personal decision.”
It’s uncertain how many individuals are affected by Amazon’s decision to postpone employing its new round of college graduates, or where they were hired within the company, though Amazon spokesperson Brad Glasser confirmed the delay.
The sources for this piece include an article in TheRegister.