NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to get rid of 9,000 extra jobs within the subsequent few weeks, CEO Andy Jassy mentioned in a memo to workers on Monday.
The job cuts would mark the second largest spherical of layoffs within the firm’s historical past, including to the 18,000 employees the corporate mentioned it might lay off in January.
Within the memo, Jassy mentioned the second part of the corporate’s annual planning course of accomplished this month and led to the extra job cuts. He mentioned Amazon will nonetheless rent in some strategic areas.
“Some could ask why we didn’t announce these function reductions with those we introduced a pair months in the past. The quick reply is that not the entire groups had been finished with their analyses within the late fall; and quite than rush by these assessments with out the suitable diligence, we selected to share these choices as we’ve made them so folks had the data as quickly as doable,” Jassy mentioned.