Amazon Employees "Forced to Relocate" Under New Company Policy

Published on
25/07/2023 11:04 AM
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Amazon employees will be forced to relocate under new company policies affecting remote work, according to reports.

According to the Wall Street Journal, workers hired for remote positions and those who moved during the height of the pandemic will be required to report to "main hub" offices, including company headquarters in Seattle, New York, San Francisco and more. 

Decisions on which employees will have to relocate will be decided on a departmental basis. The e-commerce giant reportedly has not yet established how many will have to uproot themselves. 

"Adding insult to injury"

Amazon executives say they observed more "energy, collaboration, and connections" happening since their return-to-office mandate in February. 

However, employee satisfaction at Amazon doesn't seem to tell that story. Thousands of Amazon employees staged a walkout earlier this year, protesting the return-to-office policy which came around the same time as the widespread layoffs that affected almost 30,000 workers. 

Smaller walkouts also broke out on 'Prime Day', one of Amazon's busiest periods of the calendar year, in a standoff over pay, conditions and union rights. 

“We continue to look at the best ways to bring more teams together in the same locations, and we’ll communicate directly with employees as we make decisions that affect them,” an Amazon spokesperson told Bloomberg.

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