Amazon is to cut 9,000 jobs across its global business, as the second big cull of staff at the online retailer this year, reports The Guardian
Amazon said the cuts would fall mostly in its cloud services, advertising and Twitch live-streaming units. They come more than two months after the company announced it had expanded staff-cutting plans to affect more than 18,000 workers. In January it also revealed separate plans to shut three U.K. warehouses and seven delivery stations, affecting more than 1,200 further jobs.
The second round of deep cuts follows a similar move by Meta, the parent company of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. On March 14 it announced plans to cut a further 10,000 jobs this year and also instituted a hiring freeze, having already announced 11,000 job cuts in November last year.
Tech firms laid off more than 150,000 workers globally last year, according to the website Layoffs.fyi, with a further 139,000 layoffs already announced in 2023, including Amazon’s latest announcement.
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