Amazon will lay off 18,000 plus 9,000 employees in January.


NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to cut another 9,000 jobs in the coming weeks, CEO Andy Jassy said in a memo to staff on Monday.

The job cuts are the second-largest layoffs in the company’s history. 18,000 employees The company said it would lay off the workers in January.

In a memo, Jassy said the second phase of the company’s annual planning process was completed this month, leading to additional job cuts. He said Amazon is still hiring in some strategic areas.

“Some may ask why we didn’t announce the role reductions we announced months ago. Simply put, not all teams completed their analysis in late fall. Rather than rushing through these assessments without paying attention, we have chosen to share these decisions so that people can be informed as soon as possible.