Microsoft confirms more job cuts on top of 10,000 layoffs announced in January
Following the start of Microsoft’s fiscal year in 2024, the company confirmed Monday that it will cut additional positions.
Additionally, 10,000 employees were laid off in January as a result of downsizing. Last year, the software maker also announced a small number of layoffs. On Monday, GeekWire reported the latest cuts.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon, Google, and other large technology companies have also scaled back headcount this year. In recent months, Microsoft has stated that clients want to save money on cloud computing.
The number of cuts in the latest round was not disclosed by a Microsoft spokesperson. CEO Satya Nadella announced in January that the company would consolidate leases and change its hardware lineup.
On Monday, Microsoft announced it would cut 276 jobs in Washington state. There are 66 virtual ones out of those.
Customers success representatives and salespeople posted job-loss announcements on social networks.
Managing our business requires organizational and workforce adjustments, the spokesperson said. “We will continue to prioritize and invest in strategic growth areas for our future and to help our customers and partners.”