Amazon will terminate 9,000 more workers in the next weeks
In the next weeks, Amazon is expected to fire some 9,000 workers, according to a message CEO Andy Jassy addressed to staff. Amazon Web Services, advertising, and Twitch departments would be most impacted by the reduction. Jassy says that the cost-cutting “second phase” of operational planning that the layoffs are a part of. The impacted employees won’t be told until the final cutbacks are announced, which, he says, is unlikely to happen until mid-to-late April. Amazon plans to provide severance money, temporary health insurance, and support in finding other employment.