The tech industry has been hit hard by the ongoing global economic slowdown, and it seems that Microsoft is the latest company to announce significant job cuts. According to media reports, the tech giant is preparing to abolish 11,000 positions, which would represent nearly 5% of its workforce.
This news comes on the heels of similar announcements from other major tech companies such as Amazon, Twitter, Meta, and Salesforce. In January, Amazon announced the most massive layoff plan in its history, cutting 18,000 positions. Twitter, Meta, and Salesforce have also announced significant job cuts in recent months.
The layoffs are expected to be announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on January 24th, when he informs investors of the company’s financial results. However, it is not yet clear where the cuts will be made or which positions will be affected. According to Sky News, 6,000 of Microsoft’s 220,000 employees are located in the United Kingdom, but it is not known whether these positions will be affected by the layoffs.
The tech industry has been particularly hard-hit by the economic slowdown, with many companies facing a decrease in demand for their products and services. During the pandemic, many tech companies made massive recruitments, but now they are facing a global economic slowdown.
While the reports of layoffs at Microsoft are unfortunate, it is important to note that the company has also been investing in new technologies such as AI, which could potentially offset the job losses in the long run. However, it is a difficult time for employees and their families who may be affected by these layoffs.