Microsoft has confirmed it will eliminate additional jobs, CNBC reports. The layoffs are in addition to a mass layoff of 10,000 employees earlier in the year.
Microsoft isn’t the only tech company continuing with the LayOff Trend. Amazon, Google, and other tech giants have also reduced their headcount this year after rapidly increasing their headcount to meet rising demand during the Covid-19 pandemic. In recent months, Microsoft has justified reaching such decisions due to customers’ desire to save money on their cloud computing bills.
“Organizational and workforce adjustments are a necessary and regular part of managing our business. We will continue to prioritize and invest in strategic growth areas for our future and in support of our customers and partners”, the spokesperson said in an email.
In January, CEO Satya Nadella issued a memo indicating that the company would change its hardware lineup and consolidate leases.
Dealers and customer service representatives used social media to express their disappointment with the company’s decision.