New Delhi: Amazon plans to eliminate 9,000 more jobs over the next few weeks, CEO Andy Jassy said in a memo to employees on Monday. The job cuts will mark the second largest round of layoffs in the company’s history, adding to the 18,000 employees the company said it would lay off in January.
In the memo, JC said the second phase of the company’s annual planning process was completed this month and resulted in additional job cuts. He said Amazon will still make hiring in some strategic areas.
Some may ask why we haven’t announced the reductions in roles that we announced a few months ago.
The short answer is that not all teams were analyzed in the late fall; And rather than rush through these assessments without due diligence, we chose to share these decisions as we made them so people can get the information as quickly as possible, Jesse said.
This time, the job cuts will affect areas profitable for the company, including its cloud computing unit AWS and its growing advertising business. Amazon-owned gaming platform Twitch will see some layoffs, as well as Amazon’s PXT organization, which handles human resources and other functions.
Prior layoffs also affected the company’s stores division PXT, which includes its e-commerce business as well as the company’s brick-and-mortar stores such as Amazon Fresh and Amazon Go, and other departments such as those that run virtual assistants. The ones are included. Alexa.
Amazon is making cuts in other areas as well. Earlier this month, the company said it would halt construction on its headquarters building in northern Virginia, although the first phase of that project will open this June and welcome 8,000 employees.