Amazon keeps losing employees and it’s costing the company billions, leaked report suggests

Only one out of three new hires in 2021 stay with the company for 90 or more days, the documents allege

Adam Smith
Tuesday 18 October 2022 19:05 BST
Amazon Hiring Freeze
Amazon Hiring Freeze (AP)

Amazon is losing and replacing workers at such a rate that it costing the company $8bn annually, according to leaked internal documents.

The files, which include several internal research papers, slide decks and spreadsheets, say that Amazon should be using tracking data more to keep employees.

“Regretted attrition” – that is, workers choosing to leave the company – “occurs twice as often as unregretted attrition” (people being laid off or fired) “across all levels and businesses”, according to this research, which was published in January this year and seen by Engadget.

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