Amazon unleashes thousands of job cuts to save on costs

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Amazon will cut another 9,000 jobs this year, the company has said, just months after axing 18,000 positions. 

The firm announced the “difficult” decision would cross multiple departments but fall primarily across cloud computing and advertising.

Andy Jassy, Amazon’s CEO, did not disclose which nations would be affected by the move, but said the positions would close in a matter of weeks. 

Speaking earlier today, Mr Jassy said the decision followed increasing uncertainty about the economy. 

He said in a note to Amazon employees that executives have chosen to streamline “costs and handouts” due to said uncertainty “that exists in the near future”.

The CEO said it was “never easy” to lose workers, and thanked those employed by the company for their work. 

He said: “To those ultimately impacted by these reductions, I want to thank you for the work you have done on behalf of customers and the company.”

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