Thursday, July 17, 2014

Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs

It seems Microsoft is more interested in developing its Windows platform above anything else

This is a big cut in manpower from the Information Technology (IT) giant...

Microsoft plans to cut up to 18,000 jobs within the next year, a moved that could affect Nokia’s Irving office.

CEO Satya Nadella told employees in an email Thursday that Nokia Devices and Services divisions are expected to account for 12,500 of the eliminated jobs, comprising professional and factory workers. The company began reducing the first 13,000 employees Thursday and will continue those notifications over the next six months.

“The first step to building the right organization for our ambitions is to realign our workforce,” Nadella’s email reads, noting that roles will be added in strategic areas. “Making these decisions to change are difficult, but necessary.”

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