Amazon to lay off 18,000, 6% of the corporate workforce, largely in e-commerce and HR.
Previously announced 10,000 cuts in November from the devices division.
Share price halved in the past year, bracing for slower growth due to soaring inflation.
Overbuilt for demand, the tech industry has shed over 150,000 jobs in 2022.
Jassy's note followed WSJ's report of more than 17,000 job cuts.
Disclosed news before informing affected staff due to leak, must file legal notices, will pay severance.
London's GMB union is aware of cuts, but members are unaffected.
SUD union in France says cuts won't affect Amazon Logistique France.
CCOO union in Spain has received no official info on the impact on operations.
Amazon is America's 2nd largest private employer after Walmart, with over 1.5 million workers.