Microsoft Set to Announce Huge New Round of Layoffs

... The New York Times:

D-day for many Microsoft employees could come soon, as the company is said to be readying a significant round of job cuts.

The layoffs are in addition to the about 18,000 employees that Microsoft said it planned to let go a year ago, according to people briefed on the plans, who asked for anonymity because the details were confidential. The new job cuts are expected to affect people in Microsoft’s hardware group, among other parts of the company, including the struggling smartphone business that it acquired from Nokia last year in a $7.2 billion deal.

At the end of March, Microsoft had more than 118,000 employees globally.


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