The US e-commerce giant Amazon is preparing to lay off another 9,000 workers in the coming weeks, which would add to the cut of 18,000 jobs undertaken by the company between the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023, according to the CEO of the multinational, Andy Jassy, in an internal memo to which the CNBC chain had access.

The company's decision to carry out a new round of layoffs would seek to optimize costs in a context marked by the "uncertainty that exists in the near future", after the company has concluded the second phase of its annual budget preparation process ('OP2').

"As we just concluded the second phase of our operating plan ("OP2") last week, I am writing to share that we intend to eliminate around 9,000 more positions in the coming weeks, primarily in AWS, PXT, Advertising and Twitch," the chief executive said in the document.

In this sense, Jassy acknowledges that for several years most Amazon businesses incorporated a significant amount of staff in response to the evolution of the company's business and the economy in general.

"However, given the economic uncertainty in which we live and the uncertainty that exists in the near future, we have chosen to be more efficient in our costs and personnel," he says.

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