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Tech Sector Job Losses Soar As Amazon Axes 9,000: Infographics


The seemingly unstoppable tech cull continues as Amazon axes another 9,000 jobs – having already laid off 18,000 staff in January.

Amazon is to make another 9,000 workers redundant on top of the 18,000 staff it laid off two months ago – taking the number of tech sector job losses in the past 12 months to more than 400,000, according to the TrueUp tech lay-off tracker.

The news comes just days after Facebook owner Meta axed a further 10,000 jobs on top of the 11,000 it let go last October.

Tech companies are cutting costs due to having expanded too rapidly during the pandemic when lockdowns fueled a stay-at-home economy of online shopping and a need for new computers and tablets to work from home.

Microsoft, Google, and Twitter have also made sizeable staff reductions in recent months to slim down teams and save money.