HR departments are affected by Amazon's layoffs of cloud computing personnel.
This year, Amazon conducted a separate round of layoffs that affected close to 18,000 workers
Employees from Amazon's human resources and cloud computing divisions have been let go. In a note to the staff, the company's web services (AWS) CEO Adam Selipsky described it as a challenging day for the entire organisation, according to CNBC.
The job cuts are a part of the 9,000 staff layoffs that were previously disclosed. The business let off some employees from the advertising division last week. In recent days, it has also made layoffs in its video game and Twitch livestreaming divisions.
The corporation reportedly conducted a separate round of layoffs this year that affected close to 18,000 workers. With the job losses this month, Amazon has now experienced its biggest ever layoff.
The CEO of the company, Andy Jassy, has been fighting the slow growth and economic crisis by implementing cost-cutting initiatives throughout the organisation. Amazon has stopped hiring for its corporate personnel, abandoned several test projects, and even delayed the construction of its warehouses.
The online retail behemoth has demonstrated that even its most lucrative sectors are resistant to cost-cutting efforts by dismissing staff from the advertising and AWS divisions, according to the CNBC article. Another aspect is that in recent months, both groups saw only moderate increase.
Some teams within the AWS department were reportedly affected by the earlier round of layoffs, according to the CNBC report. Job losses have been made in its professional services division, which aids clients in resolving problems with cloud infrastructure. The Covid-19 outbreak led to a growth in AWS employee headcount, which was advantageous for both the corporation and other cloud providers.
In the message, Selipsky emphasised the importance of the company identifying and supporting the top priorities because they are the things that matter to customers and will have a significant impact on the company's performance. The corporation is about to release its first quarter earnings when this happens.