Amazon lays off another 9K employees for long-term growth

San Francisco, Mar 21 (IANS): Amazon on Monday announced to lay off another 9,000 employees in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Twitch, advertising, and HR.

In a memo, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said that as the company concluded the second phase of its operating plan ("OP2") this past week, "I'm writing to share that we intend to eliminate about 9,000 more positions in the next few weeks a" mostly in AWS, PXT, Advertising, and Twitch".

"This was a difficult decision, but one that we think is best for the company long term," he added.

Amazon initially eliminated 18,000 positions in January and as "we completed the second phase of our planning this month, it led us to these additional 9,000 role reductions".

Jassy said that although "you will see limited hiring in some of our businesses in strategic areas where we've prioritised allocating more resources".



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  • prakash, Manipal

    Tue, Mar 21 2023

    This has just started unwinding... We in India are not immune to this fear of loosing trusted job.... Many things can help us here... Our willingness to stay out of our comfort zones is very handly.... also don't fall to attraction of EMI purchases... At this juncture buy a second hand with full cash is a better idea... Don't attract chains around your legs at any time... Think of low cost self employment like selling peanuts or churmura along with the one taught by viswa guru ... sell Chai.... No job is bad... Will to live on will teach us ways to pull on...

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