Amazon cutting 17,000 jobs — 7,000 more than planned: report


Amazon is planning to lay off more than 17,000 workers, 7,000 more than initially expected, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

The e-commerce giant, helmed by CEO Andy Jassy, in November began laying off staff in its devices division, with the source telling Reuters at the time the company was targeting 10,000 job cuts.

Some of the additional layoffs are from Amazon’s corporate ranks, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Salesforce said Wednesday it plans to cut jobs by 10% as technology companies from Meta Platforms to Microsoft slash thousands of jobs in preparation for a recession