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
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