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Hundreds of Amazon employees lose their jobs in rare cutback


Some see the job cuts as a shift toward using more robots and computers for functions once performed by humans. — Bloomberg

Some see the job cuts as a shift toward using more robots and computers for functions once performed by humans. — Bloomberg

Amazon.com Inc. is cutting hundreds of jobs at its headquarters in Seattle, paring back older departments focused on selling goods online while hiring in newer lines of business like cloud computing and its Alexa platform.

The reductions are part of a broader reorganisation at the company, but some see the moves as a shift toward using more robots and computers for functions once performed by humans.

   

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