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  • Microsoft Eliminating 18,000 Jobs


    As widely anticipated, Microsoft today confirmed that it will eliminate thousands of jobs before 2014 draws to a close.

    It was previously believed that the number of cuts would exceed the 2009 layoffs of nearly 6,000 laborers. Unfortunately, this new round of job cuts is vastly more sweeping than the downsizing that took place 5 years ago.

    In response to Microsoft's struggling mobile ambitions, the software giant is scaling back its total workforce to the tune of 18,000. Specifically, 12,500 of those jobs are coming from professional/factory positions pertinent to the company's acquisition of Nokia.

    All told, this is the biggest employment reduction in company history for Microsoft.

    "Under the Ballmer era, there were many layers of management and a plethora of expensive initiatives being funded that has thus hurt the strategic and financial position the company is in, especially in light of digesting the Nokia acquisition," Daniel Ives, an analyst with FBR Capital Markets, tells USA Today.

    Source: USA Today
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft Eliminating 18,000 Jobs started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. LivesForJihad's Avatar
      LivesForJihad -
      This is a reduction in bloat more than anything.

      Given the current environment of PC dominance...Microsoft isn't going anywhere.
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Quote Originally Posted by LivesForJihad View Post
      This is a reduction in bloat more than anything.

      Given the current environment of PC dominance...Microsoft isn't going anywhere.
      That dominance is fading fast....very fast. Esp with the ever increasing tablet presence in the work force as well as the apple desktop/laptops coming into the fold more and more. And the fack that Win 7 still has "issues" and 8 is a total flop.