Report: Microsoft To Lay Off Over 1000 Employees In Finland From Its Mobile Devices Unit

Last week we reported that Microsoft is planning for layoffs and they may axe up to 10% of their workforce. Recently, in the e-mail Satya sent to its employees, he mentioned that Microsoft will share more on the engineering and organization changes needed to focus on their bold ambition in July. In addition to the changes, we reported that they will also announce layoffs as part of their quarterly earnings results. Later, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years, and they may announce it as soon as this week.

The restructuring may end up being the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 jobs cut in 2009, two of the people said. Some details are still being worked out, two of the people said.

Bloomberg also speculated that some of the job cuts will be in marketing departments for businesses such as the global Xbox team, said the people. The European Xbox team is based in Reading, U.K.

Today, Finnish newspaper reported that Microsoft is planning to cut 1000 jobs in Finland where it acquired thousands of employees via Nokia acquisition. Microsoft currently has 4,700 employees in Finland.

Source: Reuters

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