Amazon will lay off another 9,000 workers in the coming weeks. The news was delivered in an email from company CEO Andy Jassy to employees this morning and follows large cuts in November and again in January.
In his email to staff, Jassy wrote that most of the job cuts would come in four parts of the company: Amazon Web Services or AWS; "People Experience and Technology Solutions"; advertising; and the game-streaming platform Twitch, which has been owned by the Internet behemoth since 2014. Those areas of the company were also heavily affected by the earlier layoffs, which involved 18,000 workers.
"This was a difficult decision, but one that we think is best for the company long term," Jassy wrote.