Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will eliminate about 9,000 more roles, affecting teams in its highly profitable cloud division, CEO Andy Jassy told employees Monday in a publicly posted message.
The cuts, he said, are across the Amazon Web Services, Twitch, advertising and human resources teams.
The layoffs are in addition to the 18,000 jobs the company cut in January.
“Some may ask why we didn’t announce these role reductions with the ones we announced a couple months ago,” Jassy said. “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.”