Amazon announced plans Monday to lay off 9,000 more workers two months after the company cut over 18,000 jobs.
In a memo to employees published online Monday, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said the cuts will take place “in the next few weeks” and mostly affect Amazon Web Services, PXT Solutions Team, advertising and Twitch workers. Recently named Twitch CEO Dan Clancy said in a blog post that just over 400 people would be impacted at the company.
“This was a difficult decision, but one that we think is best for the company long term,” Jassy said.
He noted that in recent years, the company has seen increasing employment numbers.
“However, given the uncertain economy in which we reside, and the uncertainty that exists in the near future, we have chosen to be more streamlined in our costs and headcount,” he said.
“The overriding tenet of our annual planning this year was to be leaner while doing so in a way that enables us to still invest robustly in the key long-term customer experiences that we believe can meaningfully improve customers’ lives and Amazon as a whole.”
The announced cuts come as hundreds of other technology companies trim jobs, with nearly 140,000 workers affected since the start of the year, according to Layoffs.fyi, a site that tracks job cuts in the tech sector.
Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, announced plans to cut 10,000 positions last week. In January, Google slashed 12,000 roles, Microsoft announced plans to lay off 10,000 workers and Amazon said it would be cutting 18,000 jobs.
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