Amazon is laying off 9,000 more employees, chief executive Andy Jassy revealed in a memo to staff.

Amazon warehouse workers

In the UK, 1,200 warehouse jobs are at risk

The job cuts follow the 18,000 positions that were axed in January across stores, operations and people, experience and technology.

While these job cuts are in the US, 1,200 warehouse jobs are also at risk in the UK as three fulfilment centres are due to close.

Jassy wrote: “Some may ask why we didn’t announce these role reductions with the ones we announced a couple of months ago.

“The short answer is that not all of the teams were done with their analyses in the late fall and rather than rush through these assessments without the appropriate diligence, we chose to share these decisions as we’ve made them, so people had the information as soon as possible.

“The same is true for this note as the impacted teams are not yet finished making final decisions on precisely which roles will be impacted.”

The ecommerce giant has faced backlash from employees in the UK as over 500 workers went on strike in a bid for better pay and working conditions. Amazon has not yet offered to negotiate with its employees.

More walkouts are expected to follow, with striking employees travelling to other depots to encourage workers to join the picket lines.