Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) on Friday confirmed it will close Nokia Oyj’s (NOKIA.HE) former handset product development unit in Salo, Finland, and will cut a total of up to 2,300 jobs in the Nordic country.
The cuts, initially announced in July, are part of Microsoft’s plan to cut 7,800 jobs globally, most from the phone hardware business that it bought from Nokia last year.
Microsoft Corp. plans to cut as many as 7,800 jobs and write down about $7.6 billion on its Nokia phone-handset unit, wiping out nearly the entire value of a business that failed to gain market share since it was acquired last year. The company also will record a restructuring charge of about $750 million to … Continue reading
Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Monday it will hand over its display advertising business to AOL Inc and sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber, as it slims down its money-losing online operations. The moves mean Microsoft will focus on its growing search advertising business based on its Bing search engine, and displaying … Continue reading
Microsoft Corp. plans to shut two mobile-handset manufacturing plants in China formerly run by Nokia Corp., cutting about 9,000 jobs in total, various reports said Thursday. Microsoft, which bought Nokia’s handset business last April, scheduled the closure of the plants — located in Beijing and the southeastern city of Dongguan — earlier this month and … Continue reading
Microsoft this morning cut an additional 3,000 jobs from its workforce around the world, saying it has now completed almost all of the 18,000 job cuts that were announced by CEO Satya Nadella in July. About 638 of the job cuts are in the Seattle region. That brings the regional total to more than 2,700 positions … Continue reading
In Microsoft’s case, the initial communication about the layoffs back in July was a textbook flop. A wordy 1,100-word company email announced the layoffs all the way down in the eleventh paragraph, so far buried in management terminology as to be lost to the casual reader. The letter was authored not by Microsoft’s CEO, Satya … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading