Well, we have official confirmation, people. Microsoft has cut a total of 2,100 jobs today, as part of the previously announced layoff. Inevitable redundancies, as they call are called.
Out of these, 747 were in the state of Washington, while the rest of the cuts occur worldwide, in various Microsoft offices across the globe.
Here are the full details of this necessary evil, as Microsoft tries to streamline its operations and reduce overheard while completing its transition into a mobile first, cloud first provider — as CEO Satya Nadella likes to call it.
We first heard about this looming layoff a couple of days back.
That report stated that the company would be letting go employees in the second phase of the massive job cuts of 18,000 that the software titan had announced earlier this year.
Microsoft, gained over 25,000 new workers after it bought Nokia’s devices and services business. Some trimming of fat was necessary. Surprisingly, only 12,500 of these 18,000 cuts are former Nokia employees, with an additional 5,500 coming from within several Microsoft units.
Writing about this stuff is never fun, reading about it is another depressing affair.
One can still wish all the best to the men and women let go.