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Microsoft is cutting thousands of positions as part of its latest round of layoffs

by Vanessa Waithera
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One of the largest technological corporations in the world, Microsoft, is getting ready to lay off thousands of employees in response to the slowing global economy.

This is just the latest step the company has taken to cut its personnel. The US software giant may reveal intentions to delete a sizable number of posts from throughout the globe. According to reports, Microsoft, which has more than 220,000 employees worldwide, including 6,000 in the UK, is thinking of laying off about 5% of them, or roughly 11,000 positions.

On Tuesday night, that number could not be confirmed, but according to one analyst, Wall Street would be shocked if it wasn’t higher. Also undetermined was whether or how many roles with UK bases may be impacted.

The business, whose market value has grown to $1.78 trillion thanks to large bets on the development of cloud computing, is expected to release second-quarter financial results the following week.

When everything is said and done, Microsoft’s chairman and CEO Satya Nadella will probably make an announcement on staff cutbacks before providing investors with an update on the company’s financial performance on January 24.

A number of major internet businesses have wielded the knife in recent weeks, with Amazon announcing intentions this month to eliminate 18,000 positions or approximately 6% of its workforce.

Salesforce, a cloud computing company, announced it will eliminate 8,000 jobs, while Meta, the company that owns Facebook, is laying off about 11,000 people. Advertisement with many having hired tens of thousands more workers during the pandemic, many technology corporations were obliged to react to indications of a worldwide economic slowdown.

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