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Microsoft Slashing 18,000 Jobs, 13,000 Within Months

EMy promise to you is that we will go through this process in the most thoughtful and transparent way possible Over the course of next year 18,000 jobs will be cut, 13,000 of which are coming in the next 6 months. Nadella had hinted, to shareholders, that changes would be coming to Microsoft. The first step to these changes would be “building the right organization for our ambitions”; the layoffs were categorized as a ‘first step’ move.

The first round of cuts will be hitting their Nokia Devices and Services unit, accounting for 12,500 of the lost jobs. Despite the dramatic reduction in their work force, Microsoft claims they plan to add roles in ‘certain strategic areas’.

My promise to you is that we will go through this process in the most thoughtful and transparent way possible. -Staya Nadella

What do you think about the cuts? How will this affect their Xbox division? Let Dual Pixels know in the comments below.

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Alexander Maier

My name is Alexander and I am a News Editor, Opinion Writer, and Nintendo/Sony Analyst here at Dual Pixels. When I write news articles, I write the news and nothing more. When I write opinion pieces, I share my opinion and try to make you, the reader, think. I have an Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, PC, and PlayStation Vita. My favourite genres are RTS, RPG, and Adventure.