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Amazon Employees to Face More Job Cuts, Expected Figure Is Around 9000

Amazon is planning to fire more employees, around 9000, this time. Andy Jessy, Amazon CEO, has revealed the news in an email to his staff. The move will affect Amazon People Experience and Technology Solutions (PXT), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Twitch, and its advertising section.

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“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. The overriding tenet of our annual planning this year was to be leaner while doing so in a way that enables us to still invest robustly in the key long-term customer experiences that we believe can meaningfully improve customers’ lives and Amazon as a whole. Rather than rush through these assessments without the appropriate diligence, we chose to share these decisions as we’ve made them, so people had the information as soon as possible,” says the email from the CEO.

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In November 2022, Amazon announced its hiring freeze. The official announcement regarding two rounds of job cuts came later in January and March, respectively.

There has to be more clarity on the exact number of job cuts in the AWS section. 

The business wants to finish the most recent layoffs by mid-to-late April, according to the CEO. 

Additionally, he reiterated that Amazon would support the sacked employees.

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