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Amazon Announces Layoffs of 9,000 Employees; total is approaching 30 thousand

Another round of mass layoffs comes just two months after the first.

Amazon will fire 9,000 more people. The announcement was made this Monday (20.Mar.2023) by Andy Jassy, ​​​​CEO of the North American company.

WHAT WAS THERE? According to the release signed by Jassy, ​​the new round of layoffs is the outcome of the “second phase” of the company’s operating plan for 2023.

In January, Amazon announced the layoff of 18,000 people. To those are added the 9,000 of now, for a total of 27,000 layoffs.

The new layoffs are expected to affect the Cloud (AWS), HR (PXT), Advertising and Twitch areas.

The CEO explained the mass layoffs “in installments”. By January, he wrote, some teams had not yet completed their internal reviews.

Even now, there is uncertainty about which jobs will be eliminated.

Jassy believes this work will be completed by the end of April, when “we will contact affected employees.”

CONTEXT. The justification for the new mass layoffs is the same as the previous ones: changes and uncertainties in the economy after a period of prosperity and excessive hiring.

The declaration does not name the countries that will be affected, but does mention Europe.

Amazon also said it will continue hiring in some strategic areas where it has decided to allocate more resources.

Source: Terra

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