Amazon’s Jassy announces layoffs to extend to 23

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Amazon’s job cuts will continue into next year, adding to those already announced, as company executives are only halfway through their annual operational planning review.

So said the CEO of Amazon Andy Jassy in a message to employees which was also posted online.

“Business leaders are working with their teams and looking at their workforce, the investments they want to make in the future, and prioritizing what matters most to customers and the long-term health of our businesses” , Jassy said in the post. “This year’s exam is more difficult due to the fact that the economy remains in a difficult situation and that we have been hiring rapidly in recent years.”

Noting that Amazon recently announced job cuts in its Devices and Books businesses, and a voluntary reduction offer in its People, Experience, and Technology (PXT) organization, Jassy said there will be role reductions. additional in the company. He said the number has yet to be determined, but will include more reductions in the PXT and Stores teams.

“Amazon has weathered uncertainty and tough economies in the past, and we will continue to do so,” Jassy said. “We have great opportunities ahead, both in our more established businesses like Stores, Advertising and AWS, but also in our new initiatives that we have been working on for several years and that we have the conviction to continue (for example , Prime Video, Alexa, Kuiper, Zoox and Health).

The message comes three days after the New York Times reported that the retailer seeks to Fire 10,000 employees this month in what is the first and largest move of its kind in its history.

The company currently has more than 1.5 million employees worldwide, which means that a layoff of this magnitude would represent a workforce reduction of around 0.5%.

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