(AOF) – Amazon is preparing to lay off 9,000 additional employees, reports the American press. The announcement was made to employees via a memo from CEO Andy Jassy, who clarified that AWS, Human Resources, Advertising, and Twitch would be impacted the most. In January, the e-tailer announced the elimination of 18,000 jobs before revealing a historic annual loss a few days later.
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The serious European adjustment of the Internet giants
An agreement was reached on March 24 on the supervision of Internet giants, with new legislation on digital markets, the Digital Markets Act (DMA). This text aims to regulate the anti-competitive practices of the main players. With the DMA, the European Commission sets a framework to be respected, the sector now being subject to regulations similar to those of the energy, banking or telecommunications sectors. The scale of fines has also been adapted to the economic power of the players: in the event of an infringement, they may represent 6% to 20% of global turnover. In the event of a repeat offence, business transfers may be imposed. On the other hand, in the United States, the regulatory process has still not succeeded despite the authorities’ determination.