Amazon Cloud Division Layoffs: Hundreds of Employees Affected

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What Happened:

Amazon is undergoing another round of layoffs, with hundreds of employees facing job cuts in its cloud division, following on from similar layoffs in other areas earlier in the year.

Key Takeaways:

  • Amazon is laying off hundreds of workers in its cloud division, Amazon Web Services.
  • The job cuts will affect sales and marketing employees, as well as the team developing technology for the retail stores.
  • These layoffs are part of Amazon's ongoing cost-cutting efforts, with thousands of roles already being eliminated in 2023.
  • The company also cut roles in its advertising unit, Prime Video, and healthcare units earlier this year.


The layoffs reflect Amazon's strategic decision to streamline specific organizations in order to focus their efforts on key strategic areas, leading to maximum impact. This signals a broader effort to optimize resources and continue investing in innovation for customers.

Do You Know?

  • "Just Walk Out" technology team: A team within Amazon that focuses on developing innovative technology for checkout processes.
  • Performance-Improvement Plans (PIPs): These are plans put in place by Amazon to improve employee performance, but they can also be linked to layoffs.

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