Amazon’s hiring freeze did not last for long as it has revealed that it intends to hire for its cloud units next year, despite previously declaring a hiring freeze due to worsening economic conditions and planning to lay off approximately 10,000 employees.
AWS SVP of Sales and Marketing Mark Garman said he expected to start hiring new employees next year and denied any plans to cut spending on new datacenters and infrastructure. He stated that the cloud industry would scale back its datacenter expansion in response to demand.
The reason is not far-fetched, as it could be linked to Amazon’s cloud unit sales being the largest provider of ranted data storage and computing, totaling $20.5 billion last September at a 27 per cent rate, despite being the slowest year-over-year growth since 2014.
Aside from hiring more employees, the retailer intends to continue building data centers. These plans were a clear indication that the company has maintained its industry stability, as the investment plans were not detailed.
“We’ll moderate our data center growth when the demand moderates. We have a lot of supply chain models that tell us to keep building data centers, so we’re gonna keep building them,” Garman said.
The sources for this piece include an article in TheRegister.