Amazon confirms another round of layoffs, impacting 9,000 people in AWS, Twitch and other units

News Summary

  • “The short answer is that not all of the teams were done with their analyses in the late fall; and rather than rush through these assessments without the appropriate diligence, we chose to share these decisions as we’ve made them so people had the information as soon as possible.
  • And it’s also the second of the so-called “big 5” tech companies to announce two separate rounds of layoffs, after Facebook’s parent Meta revealed another 10,000 job cuts last week.
  • The same is true for this note as the impacted teams are not yet finished making final decisions on precisely which roles will be impacted.
  • That news itself was an extension on a previous figure that was reportedly in the 10,000-people range, though Amazon never confirmed any figure when that was first reported back in November.
  • But while AWS remains in relatively rude health, its growth trajectory of late has not been as precipitous as years gone by, which is reflective of a broader slowdown in cloud infrastructure spending.
Amazon has announced yet another substantial round of layoffs, as the internet giant today revealed that a further 9,000 people are set to lose their jobs.In a memo published by CEO Andy Jassy this [+2528 chars]