US e-commerce giant Amazon has announced that it will lay off more than 9 employees in the coming weeks, in addition to previously announced layoffs that began at the company in November and lasted until January.
Amazon CEO Andy Jassi said in a memo to employees on Monday that the company will lay off about 9 more employees in cloud computing, finance, advertising and Twitch over the next few weeks.
“This was a difficult decision, but we believe it is best for the company in the long term,” the memo says. — In the years leading up to this, most of our enterprises have significantly increased the number of employees. It made sense given what was going on in our business and the economy as a whole. However, due to the uncertainty of the economy in which we live and the uncertainty that exists in the near future, we have decided to be more rational in our expenses and headcount.”
Earlier this year, Amazon already cut 18 jobs across its retail, devices, recruiting and human resources divisions. The company is experiencing the largest workforce reduction in its history after increasing from 000 in the fourth quarter of 798 to 000 million by the end of 2019.