Microsoft Hit With Small Round of Layoffs

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft with 21 Comments

Redmond is starting off 2018 with a small round of layoffs. The company has carried out a small round of employees this week, affecting employees in its HQ and overseas offices.

It’s important to note that the latest round of layoffs at Microsoft aren’t part of a larger set of layoffs. The company has laid off employees from different teams as part of the latest round of layoffs, including Bing, a couple of tooling teams, and other product groups. What’s more interesting is that the Windows and Devices Group has been hit the hardest by the latest round of layoffs, reports Petri. It’s not clear exactly how many employees are being laid off, although the cuts are said to be reasonably small.

Microsoft has laid off thousands of employees and went through multiple organizational reforms ever since Satya Nadella took over the company as its new CEO. The software giant’s transition to becoming a cloud-focused company has been massively successful so far, with its cloud business going exponentially every quarter.

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