Microsoft has confirmed today that 2100 employees were cut today as part of the previously announced layoffs. Of those cut, 747 were in the state of Washington with the rest occurring in offices around the world.
Back in July, Microsoft said that it would cut 18,000 employees, which will cost them between $1.1bn and $1.6bn when the cuts are completed. These new cuts are part of the initial announcement and is the second wave of announcements for the company.
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Even before Microsoft announced plans to reduce its workforce by 18,000, a new report shows that job cuts in the technology sector were well ahead of last year’s pace. Through the first half of 2014, employers in the technology sector announced plans to cut payrolls by 48,402, 68 percent more than the 28,883 announced layoffs … Continue reading
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