Amazon layoffs to extend into 2023, CEO says

Layoffs at Amazon will continue into 2023, CEO Andy Jassey said in a note to employees Nov. 17.

The tech giant made job cuts Nov. 16 — that numbered as many as 10,000 employees, according to some reports — across its devices and books departments, as well as voluntary reduction offers in its people, experience and technology (PXT) organization.

Mr. Jassey said it's unclear how many and exactly which employees will be affected — though stores and PXT will see more reductions — but they will be notified early next year. 

"Amazon has weathered uncertainty and difficult economies in the past, and we will continue to do so," he wrote. "We have big opportunities ahead, both in our more established businesses like stores, advertising, and AWS [Amazon Web Services], but also in our newer initiatives that we’ve been working on for a number of years and have conviction in pursuing (e.g. Prime Video, Alexa, Kuiper, Zoox and healthcare)."

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