Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has announced a restructuring move involving job reductions within its cloud computing division, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the technology team responsible for its brick-and-mortar stores.

This decision comes shortly after the tech giant revealed its plans to phase out the Just Walk Out technology from its U.S. grocery stores.

The downsizing will affect "a few hundred roles" in the segment overseeing technologies for physical retail spaces.

Moreover, Amazon is set to reduce "several hundred roles" in the AWS sales, marketing, and global services departments.

The changes in AWS particularly stem from adjustments in the unit's training and certification programs, as well as sales operations, as the company recalibrates its investment strategies to focus on other business imperatives.

Despite these layoffs, Amazon affirms its intention to hire for roles in areas it identifies as critical for growth.

The company is actively advertising numerous job vacancies within AWS and assures that it will endeavor to find alternative positions within Amazon for those affected by the current cuts.