Recently, Amazon announced that it is going to cut around 30 jobs from its ‘Buy with Prime’ section. This department provides stores and retailers that aren’t on Amazon with shipping and delivery services through Amazon’s delivery system. However, Amazon has assured that it will continue to prioritize this unit and invest resources in it.
This news comes after Amazon announced job cuts in both Twitch (the live-stream platform) and Audible (the audio-book division) just a week ago. In 2022, Amazon launched Buy with Prime, and after two years, it has decided to reduce jobs in this service. According to sources cited by Reuters, the company plans to cut approximately five percent of its total employees, which could affect around 30 jobs.
The company has promised to support the affected employees in finding new jobs either within or outside the company. This latest round of job cuts follows Amazon’s decision to let go of about 500 employees from Twitch earlier this month.
Amazon is focusing on investing resources in projects that are likely to have a bigger impact while cutting back on areas that are not doing well. In January, it made changes to its Prime Video and Amazon MGM Studios to be more flexible with their content.
Last year, Amazon laid off 27,000 employees in two rounds of job cuts. The first round saw 18,000 employees lose their jobs, and in the second round, about 9,000 employees were let go.