Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

9,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 March 2023
Employment effect (start)
20 March 2023
Foreseen end date
30 April 2023


E-commerce and retail multinational Amazon has announced a global restructuring plan to cut 9,000 jobs form it's workforce. This global restructuring is closely linked to the 18,000 job cuts announced as part of a global restructuring in January, now totalling 27,000 job cuts in the first three months of 2023. The restructuring will target Cloud and advertising departments. The company's streaming service Twitch will also see 400 employees made redundant. The CEO has stated locations and exact units impacted will be finalised in April, 2023. 

During 2023, the ERM database has recorded the announced global dismissal of 18,000 employees (Amazon 2023-WO), and a closure in Germany cutting 600 jobs (Amazon 2023-DE).  

Previous business expansion restructuring events have been recorded for Amazon in 2022, including in Czech Republic (Amazon 2022a-CZ and Amazon 2022b-CZ), Spain(Amazon 2023-ES and Amazon 2022-ES), Germany (Amazon 2022-DEAmazon 2022a-DEAmazon 2022b-DE), France(Amazon 2022 - FR), Poland (Amazon 2022 - PL) and Austria(Amazon 2022- AT)



Eurofound (2023), Amazon, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 108728, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108728.