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Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees — and it shows the danger Seattle and HQ2 face by hitching their prosperity to the tech giant

Business Insider Monday, 12 February 2018
Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees — and it shows the danger Seattle and HQ2 face by hitching their prosperity to the tech giant· *Amazon will reportedly lay off hundreds of employees, primarily at its Seattle headquarters.*
· *Amazon employs more than 40,000 people in Seattle and has radically changed the city over the last decade.*
· *The cuts point to the danger of a city being too dependent on a single company, an issue Seattle and whatever city...
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According to the Seattle Times, Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees, primarily at the company's Seattle headquarters. The cuts will primarily affect the company's retail division. As of December, Amazon is America's second-largest employer with around 566,000 employees. More than 40,000 of...

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