Weeks after it paused hiring for corporate retail jobs, Amazon extends hiring freeze for roles across its corporate workforce

More bad news on the jobs front after Amazon said it is pausing hiring for roles in its corporate workforce.

The e-commerce and cloud giant announced the corporate hiring freeze in a memo to staff Thursday.

It comes after Amazon had already announced last month that it would freeze hiring for corporate roles in its retail business. This week’s announcement impacts Amazon’s other businesses, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

“We had already done so in a few of our businesses in recent weeks and have added our other businesses to this approach,” wrote Galetti.

“We anticipate keeping this pause in place for the next few months, and will continue to monitor what we’re seeing in the economy and the business to adjust as we think makes sense.”

Galetti said that depending on the business or area of the company, Amazon will hire backfills to replace employees who move on to new opportunities.

She also wrote that there are some targeted places where Amazon will continue to hire people incrementally.