Amazon Plans to Cut 9,000 More Jobs in a New Round of Layoffs

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy announced in a note to employees on Monday that the tech company will lay off 9,000 additional staff in the coming weeks in an attempt to cut expenses.

These layoffs come on top of those that were announced in November and continued into January. That round affected more than 18,000 employees, especially in the retail, devices, recruiting, and human resources departments.

As part of its ongoing effort to reduce costs, Amazon has announced the layoff of more employees. The economy and “uncertainty that exists in the near future,” as Jassy put it, were considered.

According to Jassy’s memo, the latest round will have a large effect on Amazon’s cloud computing, human resources, advertising, and Twitch livestreaming businesses. Dan Clancy, CEO of Twitch, said that around 400 employees would be laid off as part of Amazon’s latest layoffs. Because of the recession, Clancy adds, Twitch’s user and revenue growth haven’t “kept pace with our expectations.”

After a massive hiring drive during the Covid pandemic, Amazon is currently suffering the largest layoffs in the company’s history. A total of over 1.6 million people were employed by the corporation worldwide as of December 31, 2021, up from 798,000 in 2019.