Amazon announced another huge layoff in March. AWS, PXT, Advertising, and Twitch departments lost about nine thousand employees. Delays with Amazon job offers confused and disappointed new grads.
Overseas Student Stress
An international student studying in the US on an F1 visa posted his unhappy experience on LinkedIn, revealing the full impact of these delays in career offers. Amazon delayed his Software Development Engineer start date by six months, disappointing the student. He has 90 days to find work or lose his F1 visa. The delay cost him the Amazon job.
The student called this a ‘devastating blow.’ In a LinkedIn post, he regretted turning down other offers to accept the Amazon job. The delayed job offer impacted both short-term and long-term career goals.
Why Overseas Students Need Fast Employment
International students must maintain US immigration status. This Johns Hopkins University Master of Data Science graduate, who will start working in May 2023, underlined the need of finding a job quickly. If he doesn’t get a job in time, he may violate his visa.
The student wanted to leverage his knowledge in data analytics, data science, and software development. He was well-prepared for the work because he studied Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and data sciences at Johns Hopkins University and UCLA. He also learned programming and analytics through internships and projects.Amazon CEO Admits Firings
In a blog post announcing the second round of layoffs, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy acknowledged the difficult decision. The shaky economy forced Jassy to decrease expenses and workers. Strategic investments that meet client needs are key to the company’s long-term success.
Conquering Challenges with Less
Jassy highlighted that Amazon can overcome forthcoming challenges and continue to provide meaningful customer experiences by adopting a leaner strategy. The company knows it must make tough decisions to improve operations and maintain its industry leadership.