9,000 jobs to be cut at Amazon

20th March 2023 | Jack Oliver

Amazon boss Andy Jassy has announced that around 9,000 jobs at the online giant will be axed.

Although no specific details were given about affected employees in specific countries, jobs will be cut in AWS (Amazon Web Service), the group’s solutions team PXT, advertising, and online streaming service Twitch.

Amazons employs some 1.5 million people globally.

Amazon CEO Jassy said that the decision comes after several years of increasing staff numbers, which he added was a move that made sense considering the business’ situation and the wider economy.

“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.

He added: “We will, of course, support those we have to let go, and will provide packages that include a separation payment, transitional health insurance benefits, and external job placement support.”

In January, Amazon let go of 18,000 members of staff.

Amazon has recently looked to open more physical sites, but has been under fire as some of its factory workers have gone on strike in a historic move.

Jassy concluded: “To those ultimately impacted by these reductions, I want to thank you for the work you have done on behalf of customers and the company. It’s never easy to say goodbye to our teammates, and you will be missed.”


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