Amazon begins a second round of layoffs and will cut 9,000 positions

In January, Amazon had already laid off 18,000 workers.


Layoffs at tech giants continue. After Meta announced 10,000 layoffs last week, she is joined by Amazon .

Amazon will carry out a second round of layoffs, losing 9,000 workers. In January, the e-commerce giant had announced 18,000 layoffs.

The CEO of Amazon speaks

Andy Jassy , ​​successor to Jeff Bezos , explained the reasons for the layoffs in an internal communication.

“Having completed the second phase of our operating plan this week, I am writing to share that we plan to remove around 9,000 more positions in the coming weeks, primarily on Amazon Web Services (AWS), PXT, Advertising, and Twitch . It has been a difficult decision, but one that we believe will help the company in the long term”, indicates part of the memo.

As he assured, the new job cut was not announced in January because the teams “had not yet finished their analysis”

Despite everything, Jassy indicated that he feels “very optimistic about the future and the opportunities for Amazon ”.