Amazon To Lay Off Hundreds Of Employees

Amazon’s Cloud Computing Division To Lay Off Hundreds Of Employees

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), the renowned cloud computing arm of Amazon.com, has announced its intention to lay off hundreds of employees, marking a strategic move aimed at trimming costs.

The impending job cuts are expected to affect various departments, including sales and marketing teams, as well as personnel involved in technology development for Amazon’s physical stores. In a statement issued on Wednesday, AWS spokesperson outlined the necessity to streamline specific areas within the organization to better focus efforts on key strategic initiatives deemed to yield the highest impact. The spokesperson also assured that Amazon would endeavour to find alternative roles for those affected by the layoffs.

This announcement follows a pattern of downsizing efforts within AWS, with the last major round of job eliminations occurring approximately a year ago. The earlier wave of layoffs, comprising 27,000 corporate positions, was initiated as part of Amazon’s cost-cutting strategy amidst a hiring surge during the pandemic.

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The ongoing terminations extend beyond AWS, impacting teams associated with various Amazon subsidiaries such as the voice-activated Alexa assistant, Prime Video, music division, and healthcare initiatives. Twitch, the internet video streaming subsidiary of Amazon, has also undergone workforce reductions.

Amazon’s announcement aligns with a broader trend of layoffs in the tech industry since the onset of the year. Earlier, Microsoft revealed plans to lay off 1,900 employees, including those from its video-game divisions, following its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Instacart, a global grocery-delivery platform, and Cisco, a network equipment maker, also announced significant layoffs as part of their restructuring efforts.

Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, recently hinted at further job cuts within the company, emphasizing the need to simplify operations and enhance efficiency. This sentiment resonates across the tech industry, with over 70 companies letting go of nearly 32,000 employees so far this year, according to data from Layoffs.fyi.

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She covers a wide range of topics, from celebrity interviews to industry trends and film reviews.

As an Entertainment Reporter for Prime Business Africa, She continues to provide comprehensive and insightful coverage of the entertainment industry, offering readers an insider's perspective on the latest developments and trends. She is a trusted source for breaking news, exclusive interviews, and thought-provoking analyses.

Somto is dedicated to providing valuable information and entertainment to her audience while upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity.

Follow Somto on social media:

LinkedIn: Somtochukwu Bisina

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