A new wave of layoffs at Amazon and Google

Bad grades from early 2024 for large equipment. A few hours later on January 10 Amazon and Google have announced a new wave of layoffsfollowing the year 2023, which from this point of view turned out to be a annus horribilis for the sector.

As reported by the agency ReutersThe Seattle giant will lay off several hundred dedicated employees to Prime Video and Amazon MGM Studios employees in America and beyond. They were last year over 27 thousand severing ties with its employees, the latest of whom are in the internal division that deals with Alexa.

We have identified – he explained in a note Senior Vice President of Prime Video and Amazon MGM Studios Mike Hopkinsopportunities to reduce or stop investment in certain areas, focusing on content and product initiatives that have the greatest impact“. In this sense, Amazon has concentrated numerous resources in recent years to strengthen its media activity: consider e.g. to the $8.5 billion deal for MGM and ai 465 million spent to create the first season of the series The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power. An expense that could be partially recouped by the launch of Prime Video’s ad-supported subscription plan.

Hundreds of workers will leave So does Google. They stand out among all Fitbit co-founders James Park and Eric Friedmanto which the responsible hardware team will be joined by the employees of the unit that deals with Google Assistant Pixel, Nest and Fitbit itselfin responsible augmented reality projects of Mountain View and in the central technical.

In the second half of 2023“, he explained alphabet speaker to a British press agency,”several of our teams have made changes be more efficient, work better and align your resources with key product priorities. Some teams continue to make these types of organizational changes, which include the global elimination of some roles“.

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