According to a statement sent to employees on Monday by CEO Andy Jassy, Amazon plans to axe 9,000 additional jobs in the coming weeks.
In addition to the 18,000 employees the company announced it would let go in January, the job cutbacks would be the second-largest round of layoffs in corporate history.
The second stage of the business’ yearly planning process, according to the memo from Jassy, was concluded this month and resulted in extra job cutbacks. Amazon, he claimed, will continue to hire in a few key locations.
Some might wonder why we didn’t disclose these role reductions at the same time as the ones we did a few months ago.
The quick explanation is that not all teams finished their analyses in the late fall. Rather than rushing through these assessments without the necessary care, we elected to disclose these decisions as we made them so others could learn about them as soon as possible, Jassy added.