Amazon has started to layoff employees from its music division. The company said that employees working across Latin America, North America and Europe have been impacted. The latest job cuts mark the latest in a series of layoffs that have affected over 27,000 employees.
The retail giant, however, did not say the number of employees that have been impacted.
“We have been closely monitoring our organisational needs and prioritising what matters most to customers and the long-term health of our businesses,” news agency Reuters quoted a spokesperson as saying.
“Some roles have been eliminated on the Amazon Music team. We will continue to invest in Amazon Music,” she added.
Previous job cuts Several rounds of layoffs have taken place at Amazon, across geographies, ever since the company first announced job cuts in November 2022. Recently, Amazon cut jobs in communications divisions in the US and several other countries.
“We hear that more than 5% of the workforce is impacted in the communications divisions of Amazon Studios, Prime Video and Music,” said the report. The report added that the cut represents less than 1% of Amazon’s global communications staff.
The company eliminated about 18,000 positions between November 2022-January 2023. It announced plans for 9,000 additional layoffs in March. About 100 of Amazon Studios and Prime Video’s 7,000 staffers were reportedly let go in April.
Amazon previously announced that the affected employees will receive their pay and benefits for 60 days and will be eligible for a severance package, transitional benefits and job-placement support.