Layoffs continue at tech giants. After Goal announced 10,000 layoffs last week, is joined by Amazon.
Amazon will make a second round of layoffs, losing 9 thousand workers. In January, the e-commerce giant had announced 18 thousand layoffs.
Amazon CEO speaks
Andy Jassysuccessor to Jeff Bezosexplained the reasons for the layoffs in an internal communication.
“After having concluded the second phase of our operational plan this week, I am writing to share with you that we plan to eliminate about 9 thousand more positions in the following weeks, mainly in 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,” reads part of the memo.
The new job cuts were not announced in January, he said, because the teams “had not yet completed their analysis.”
Nevertheless, Jassy said he is “very optimistic about the future and the opportunities for the company.”[19659007Amazon“.