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Apparently, even the Twitch CEO wasn’t prepared for the additional 9,000 layoffs. Amazon announced at the end of March.
CEO Amazon, Andy Jassi said on March 20 that the company would lay off another 9,000 workers, in addition to the 18,000 announced in January.
“Having completed the second phase of our operational plan this week, I am writing to announce that we plan to cut approximately 9,000 more jobs in the coming weeks, primarily in Amazon Web Services (AWS), PXT, advertising, and Twitch. It was a difficult decision, but we believe it will help the company in the long run,” the memorandum says.
Twitch CEO Surprised
insiders accessed an internal message made Dan ClancyCEO twitch, company that belongs Amazon since 2014.
However, he is “disappointed” with how Amazon announced measures that also involved staff from twitch.
“We planned to share this news with the company on the same day that we notified the affected people. However, I am confirming this news for all of you today because an internal memo has been released announcing the removal of additional features and titled twitch. I am disappointed to share the news in this way before we can directly contact those who will be affected, but it is important for you to hear confirmation of this difficult news directly from me, ”he wrote.
Clancy he even seems surprised when he apologizes for not having more details at the moment.
“Unfortunately, we cannot say anything more specific until all work is completed. In the meantime, I assure you that we will act as quickly as possible, while remaining careful and diligent in caring for the victims. We currently hope to communicate this decision to those affected early next week. I know it’s incredibly frustrating.”
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