Microsoft eliminates 800 more jobs

Completing the layoff Microsoft announced earlier this year, the company said that it is notifying around 800 workers set to be laid off.

“I can confirm we’re eliminating 800 jobs today,” said said Microsoft spokesman Lou Gellos. “That’s part of the larger program we announced in January.”

He also said the positions being eliminated from Wednesday will affect staff internationally and in a range of business units.

In the beginning of this year, the software giant announced that it will be eliminating 5,000 jobs before the end of the next fiscal year. The latest cuts however, brings the total to approximately 5,800 jobs, Gellos said.

And its not over still. Even as Microsoft does some hiring in key areas, Gellos said there could also be additional cuts as the company regularly reviews its business and makes necessary adjustments.


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Ahleen is a tech columnist who has written about a wide range of technology from driver-less cars to electronic diapers. She is a certified nerd and considers chocolate to be the smartest invention of mankind.

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