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Amazon is laying off a further 9,000 workers, adding to the 18,000 lay-offs announced in January, as a downturn in consumer spending forces the ecommerce and cloud computing giant into a retrenchment. The majority of the new cuts will come at the company’s cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services, the video-game streaming platform Twitch, and its human resources and advertising departments. The company employs more than 1.5mn workers worldwide, mostly warehouse and fulfilment workers.
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy announced the company is laying off an additional 9,000 workers.