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Microsoft to ‘eliminate positions’, thousands may lose jobs

Tech giant Microsoft is under a process of reorganisation of its sales and marketing units that will likely see the company cutting about 4,000 jobs from its workforce, mostly outside the US. According to an e-mail by a Microsoft spokesperson, the company is implementing changes to better serve its customers and partners.

“Today, we are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated. Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis. This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time-to-time, re- deployment in others,” the spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

However, the spokesperson refused to give any further details about the shuffle. But a report on NYT said that the overhauling of technology giant led by India-born Satya Nadella will cut 3,000 to 4,000 jobs, mostly outside the US.

A source according to NYT report added that Microsoft workers were notified on Thursday if their current job was affected. Some of the workers will get other jobs within the software company.

“This is being done mainly to evolve the skill sets we need,” Frank Shaw, a Microsoft spokesperson said.

 

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