Microsoft is sacking 2,850 employees apparently by June 2017. Soon the company may eliminate 700 jobs during its teleconference on January 26, apparently, 2,850 jobs have already been ejected.
The main purpose of dumping employees is to update skills in various units including Business, sales, marketing, engineering, finance and many more. Under its Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has witnessed several rounds of layoffs, including cutting nearly 7,400 jobs in its last fiscal year.
The highest layoff was in the year 2014 with the figure of 18,000, including 12,500 employees associated with the Nokia handset.
That is not a huge number compared to Microsoft's workforce of about 113,000 people, but we understand nerves have been running high inside of Microsoft as employees hear rumors that hundreds of jobs will be cut.
An employee confesses “We understand that Microsoft typically gives laid-off employees 60 days to find a new position internally and offers two weeks pay for every 6 months of employment.”
Microsoft has closed Skype’s London offices. Microsoft asserted “We have made the decision to unify some engineering positions, potentially putting at risk a number of globally focused Skype and Yammer roles.”
Previous employees said that they were not surprised with the move that several Skype executives had been sacked over the past three years and one of the former employee affirmed “I know it’s natural to integrate, but Skype is a shell of the company it once was.”