US-based e-commerce giant Amazon has revealed plans to lay off around 9,000 more employees in the coming weeks. 

According to CEO Andy Jassy, the job cuts will primarily affect employees at Amazon Web Services, PXT, Advertising and Twitch. 

Twitch CEO Dan Clancy said in a statement that the streaming platform would cut around 400 roles. 

Jassy’s announcement comes after Amazon shared plans to cut more than 18,000 jobs as part of its annual planning process in January. 

These cuts affected the company’s retail, devices, recruiting and human resources groups. 

In a memo to employees, Jassy said: “As part of our annual planning process, leaders across the company work with their teams to decide what investments they want to make for the future, prioritising what matters most to customers and the long-term health of our businesses. 

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

“For several years leading up to this one, most of our businesses added a significant amount of headcount. This made sense given what was happening in our businesses and the economy as a whole. 

“However, 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.” 

Earlier this year, Amazon announced plans to close three of its older UK warehouses in a move that could result in 1,200 job cuts. 

Reuters reported the company had begun a consultation for the closures and would offer new jobs to the affected employees. 

The three warehouses are located in Hemel Hempstead, Doncaster and Gourock.