What Do the Amazon Layoffs Mean for DC Tech?

TwitterAmazon. Throw in Microsoft and Meta and you have a nearly full bingo card of Big Tech and social media company layoffs that have left thousands of tech workers with “Open to Work” on their LinkedIn pages.

Last week, it was revealed that one of those companies — Amazon — would be laying off 10,000 employees, or about 3% of its corporate workforce. In the DC area, the company has about 5,000 employees, is building its second headquarters and has established its East Coast hub for Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Northern Virginia.

Alongside the layoffs, Voicebot reported that the company will also be shuttering Alexa Ambient and likely Alexa Health and Wellness, as well. Layoffs were reported at Alexa Games, Alexa Communications, the Luna gaming service, Alexa AutoAlexa Skills KitAlexa SpeechAlexa GuardAlexa Proactive ExperiencesAlexa Routines, Alexa Video, Alexa Marketing and Device Design Group.