As part of its ‘return-to-office’ policy, which requires employees to be in the office three days a week, Amazon is requesting that some corporate workers move to other cities.
On Friday, an Amazon representative confirmed that relocations are taking place, but she declined to comment on rumors from several news sources that the internet giant was forcing certain employees in smaller offices to transfer to main offices in larger cities.
The number of employees who will have to relocate wasn’t disclosed by Amazon. When asked to relocate, employees will get relocation compensation from Amazon, and the business will take into account any requests for exceptions on an individual basis, according to spokesperson Brad Glasser.
The relocations signify a step up in the company’s efforts to rehire staff. A new rule mandating three days of labor each week in the workplace was announced by Amazon in February.
A large number of corporate employees protested in front of the company’s Seattle offices when the policy went into force in May. Team leaders were previously given freedom to choose how their groups functioned at Amazon.
Amazon’s Approach to Employee Relocation
According to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, the company decided to hire again after considering what was successful during the pandemic.
This statement was made in February. The senior leadership team, according to him, talked to executives from other organizations and saw how employees performed, among other things.
According to him, they discovered that workers were more willing to participate and were more involved in person.
Business Insider previously revealed that Amazon employees who decline to relocate close to the main offices of their teams are being advised that they must either find a new position inside or quit the firm through a voluntary departure. In recent months, the corporation has cut 27,000 positions.