Amazon to lay off 9,000 employees on top of 18,000 in January

NEW YORK — Amazon plans to shed an additional 9,000 jobs over the next few weeks, CEO Andy Jassy said in a memo to employees on Monday.

The job cuts will mark the second-largest round of layoffs in the company’s history, adding to the 18,000 employees the company said it would lay off in January.

In the memo, Jassy said the second phase of the company’s annual planning process was completed this month and resulted in further job cuts. He said Amazon will still hire in some strategic areas.

“Some people may ask why we didn’t announce this reduction in the role along with what we announced a few months ago. The short answer is that not all teams completed their analysis by the end of the fall; and rather than rush through these assessments without proper care, we have chosen to share these decisions as we make them so that everyone is informed as soon as possible,” Jassy said. Amazon to lay off 9,000 employees on top of 18,000 in January

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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