More than 70 people, including six staff, have been sacked in the wake of Amazon’s shake-up, including a senior manager who was the chief executive officer of Amazon UK and a former chief marketing officer who oversaw customer service for Amazon’s retail division.
Amazon has also announced it will end its relationship with a group of people who were in charge of customer support at its warehouse in Liverpool, UK.
The UK government says the redundancies will save $1.8 billion over three years.
Amazon’s warehouse has been in operation since 1828.
The company announced the moves on Tuesday.
The Amazon UK warehouse is currently home to more than 1,000 employees and a growing number of warehouse workers are due to lose their jobs.
“These changes are designed to ensure Amazon has the right people at the right positions to ensure that we are as productive and efficient as possible,” the company said in a statement.
Amazon Australia chief executive Chris Williamson said the changes would “take the pressure off Amazon warehouse staff and ensure the right Amazon teams are working at the warehouse at the same time”.
The changes will come into effect on October 1.
Amazon said the employees affected would be notified by email.
Mr Williamson said he had asked the government for support to ensure the employees had a fair chance of getting a new job.
“It’s about the right mix of people to work on the same mission.
It’s about people with the right skills, the right experience and the right attitude,” he said.
Amazon UK posted the following statement on its website: “Amazon is a global company that operates over 140,000 fulfilment centres around the world.
“This is the first step in Amazon UK’s process to address any and all of the changes, which is a process that we will continue to work through as we go forward.” “
Amazon said it would make further announcements as part of the shake-down.”
This is the first step in Amazon UK’s process to address any and all of the changes, which is a process that we will continue to work through as we go forward.”
Amazon said it would make further announcements as part of the shake-down.