The last time that Microsoft made some major job cuts was back in 2009, the company cut 5,800 jobs back then, and now it looks like it has some more planned.
According to a recent report from Bloomberg, Microsoft will be announcing a new range of jobs cuts, and announcements are said to start this week.
Microsoft recently purchased Nokia’s mobile business in a deal which was worth $7.2 billion, and some of the job cuts are said to happen with the former Nokia division.
The Job cuts will apparently come from areas which overlap between the two companies, although as yet there are no specific details on which jobs will go.
Microsoft currently has a massive 127,104 employees, when they purchased Nokia the acquired 30,000 extra employees, this is the highest number of staff Microsoft has had to date.
As yet there are no details on exactly how many jobs will go, and there could also be some other job cuts in other areas, where the company’s new CEO is also making changes.
As soon as we get some details on how many jobs Microsoft plans to cut, and also information in which areas these will happen in, we will let you guys know.
Source The Next WebFiled Under: Technology News