Microsoft confirms more job cuts on top of 10,000 layoffs
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A week after the start of Microsoft’s fiscal year 2024, the company confirmed Monday that it will cut additional jobs.

The layoffs follow the downsizing announced in January that resulted in 10,000 jobs being cut. A small number of cuts were also disclosed by the software maker at this time last year. The latest cuts were reported earlier Monday by GeekWire.

A number of large technology companies have also scaled back this year after adding headcount rapidly during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Microsoft, clients are looking for ways to save money on their cloud computing bills.

The number of cuts in the latest round was not disclosed by a Microsoft spokesperson. Satya Nadella announced in January that the company would consolidate leases and change its hardware lineup.

A notice was filed Monday by Microsoft announcing the layoffs of 276 employees in the company’s home state of Washington. There are 66 virtual ones out of those.

The job losses were announced on social networks by salespeople and customer success representatives.

“Organizational and workforce adjustments are a regular part of managing our business,” the spokesperson said. “We will continue to prioritize and invest in strategic growth areas for our future and to support our customers and partners.”