The Amazon company announced on Monday to its employees a new round of layoffs that will affect 9,000 employees “in the coming weeks.”
These cuts are in addition to Amazon’s previously announced layoffs that began last November and ran through this January, in which more than 18,000 employees belonging to to hardware and service teams, human resources, and retail.
“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 this new cut will affect will be: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Technology Solutions and People Experience (PXT), the advertising department and its streaming channel Twitch.
“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 largest number of employees in the United States after Walmart stores, had 1,540,000 workers in 2022, a figure 4.7% less than that of 2021.
the technological Goal -owner of Facebook, instagram and WhatsApp– announced on March 14 that it is cutting another 10,000 jobs in the coming months and abandoning plans to fill some 5,000 open vacancies.
The new layoffs come after last November Meta announced the departure of some 11,000 workersabout 13% of its workforce, with the aim of reducing costs.
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