Amazon: New round of layoffs that will affect 9,000 people

Amazon: New round of layoffs that will affect 9,000 people

The company Amazon announced Monday to its employees a new round of layoffs that will affect 9,000 people “in the coming weeks.

These cuts are in addition to the layoffs previously announced by Amazon that began last November and were extended until this January, in which more than 18 thousand employees belonging to the hardware and services, human resources and retail teams were laid off.

“It was a difficult decision, but we believe it is the best thing for the company in the long term,” CEO Andy Jassy noted Monday in a message that was first shared with his employees and then with the rest of the world in a statement.

Jassy indicated that the areas that will be affected by this new cut will be: Amazon Web Services (AWS), People Experience and Technology Solutions (PXT), the advertising department and its Twitch streaming channel.

“Given the economic uncertainty in which we live and the uncertainty that exists in the near future, we have chosen to be more efficient in our costs and personnel,” Jassy explained by way of justification for this decision.

Amazon, the second company with the second largest number of employees in the United States after Walmart department stores, had 1,540,000 workers in 2022, a figure 4.7 percent lower than in 2021.

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