Amazon Begins Widespread Layoffs
Following Twitter, Meta, and other tech firms, Amazon is now beginning layoffs as well. Many of these layoffs are in tech and corporate roles. The timing has to be considered here. These layoffs, as well as layoffs to retail and Alexa jobs, are coming right before the holiday season.
Following Twitter, Meta, and other tech firms, Amazon is now beginning layoffs as well. Many of these layoffs are in tech and corporate roles.
The timing has to be considered here. These layoffs, as well as layoffs to retail and Alexa jobs, are coming right before the holiday season. Amazon has lost over 80,000 jobs this year due to layoffs and attrition.
What Does This Mean For Software Engineers
We've seen Twitter, Meta, and now Amazon, as well as other tech firms, reduce headcount significantly this year. So what should this mean for software engineers? Should you be adjusting your goals?
As I stated in my recent Meta layoff article - NO.
The software engineering industry is super healthy. Demand is increasing and hiring is increasing as well. Many Amazon employees (ex) have been posting about how great their jobs and the culture were, and that this is a response to economic times and to Amazon unfortunately needing to just get leaner.
Set goals. Plan a career path that helps you reach those goals. And yes, pay more attention to the companies you consider working for not just the culture but the bottom line as well. But don't go massively changing your approach.
Here are some articles below that talk about recent industry statistics, career paths, and landing that first software developer job.
Competition May Go Up
There could be more competition for jobs. Folks will continue to improve their software engineer skills just like you are. And with layoffs and attrition, we get both additional people in the job market and also additional people hoping to pick up some of those jobs at lower salaries.
Have a Plan
So have a plan! Set some goals, build a career path around that, learn the skills you need, and move forward with confidence!
Now, who will be the next big tech firm to make adjustments? ;)