Microsoft acknowledged 800 job cuts across board

Microsoft confirmed about additional job cuts; eliminating another 800 positions around the world, spread across a variety of product groups. About a quarter of job cuts are in Seattle region. With cuts, Microsoft says it has now completed its plan, announced in January, to eliminate 5,000 positions over 18 months. The latest cuts also go […]

Microsoft confirmed about additional job cuts; eliminating another 800 positions around the world, spread across a variety of product groups. About a quarter of job cuts are in Seattle region. With cuts, Microsoft says it has now completed its plan, announced in January, to eliminate 5,000 positions over 18 months. The latest cuts also go a step further, taking cumulative number of layoffs beyond original 5,000-position plan, spokesman Lou Gellos confirmed, without saying how much further they go. Affected employees will be notified later in the day. The company isn't saying which product groups’re part of cuts, but Gellos said it's "pretty much across board."