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The American technology giant Amazon will lay off another 9,000 employees, CEO Andy Jassy announced last night in a message to the company's staff, The Wall Street Journal and CNBC reported.

The news comes after the company said last October that it was laying off more than 18,000 employees, or about 6% of its workforce.

In this first round of layoffs, which lasted until January this year, the Human Resources and Stores departments were hit the hardest.

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This time, the layoffs will mostly affect Amazon's profitable cloud computing business, human resources, advertising and the company's Twitch live streaming business, according to the employee.

It's a sign that the company's cost-cutting is spreading across all aspects of its operations as the tech giants continue to cut costs.

This would represent another major cut at leading US technology companies such as Microsoft, Google, Meta and Dell.