Amazon Cutting More Jobs In Various Areas Including Its Twitch Streaming Service

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Amazon needs streamlining of costs and headcount amid an uncertain economy, as the tech retail giant CEO Andy Jassy announced a further round of layoff’s.

An additional 9,000 employees on top of the 18,000 it laid off in January are to go, its been announced today.

Jassy told employees in a message that the cuts will affect roles in Amazon Web Services, People Experience and Technology, advertising and steaming service Twitch.

The news comes as its operating plan decided the company needs to be “more streamlined in our costs and headcount” amid the “uncertain economy in which we reside”.

Jassy explained in the message “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.”

Decisions on which roles are to be impacted will be made by mid to late April, after which impacted employees will be alerted directly or through representative bodies where applicable in Europe.

Support for those laid off will include a separation payment, transitional health insurance benefits and external job placement support.

Amazon employed about 5,000 people in Ireland and more than 1.5m people globally before the January layoffs were announced. It is not clear yet how many Irish roles will be impacted.