Amazon’s wave of layoffs leaves little of Alexa team behind

Amazon’s wave of layoffs leaves little of Alexa team behind

22. November 2022 0 By Horst Buchwald

Amazon’s wave of layoffs leaves little of Alexa team behind

 

San Francisco, 11/22/2022

 

The Amazon – Alexa team has been hit hard by the platform giant’s ongoing layoffuńgen. Alexa is part of Amazon’s Worldwide Digital Group, which posted a $3 billion operating loss in the first quarter and is on track to lose $10 billion this year.

 

Amazon is laying off employees from the following Alexa -programs: Alexa Auto, Games, Communications, Skills Kit, Speech and Routines. The Alexa Ambient and Alexa Health and Wellness programs are also expected to close. The Alexa voice assistant unit is also described by insiders as ” a department in crisis….”

 

The unit, a “pet project” of former CEO Jeff Bezos before he lost interest in 2020, has failed to maintain a steady revenue stream.

 

In a memo to employees, however, CEO Andy Jassy stressed that Amazon is still “confident Alexa will continue to be pursued.”

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