• Amazon has cut ties with several small delivery firms across the U.S., spurring layoffs and causing them to pull out of Amazon facilities.
  • More than 1,200 drivers will lose their jobs as a result of the decision. 
  • It comes as Amazon recently touted the growth of its delivery service partner program, saying it now counts 1,300 DSPs across five countries. 
A view of Amazon Prime delivery vans in Amazon hub, Woodside, a day after protest in Staten Island Borough in New York City amid Coronavirus Pandemic on April 1, 2020.

More than 1,200 Amazon delivery drivers have been laid off in recent months after the company cut contracts with several small delivery companies across the country. 

Amazon informed at least seven firms that are a part of its delivery service partner, or DSP, program that it was severing their contracts. The companies announced they'd be laying off approximately 1,205 drivers and pulling out of Amazon facilities in Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, filings submitted this month and in recent months to state officials. The WARN Act requires employers to provide advance notice, generally within 60 days, of mass layoffs and plant closings.