Microsoft cuts more UK jobs


Microsoft cuts more UK jobs

Karl Flinders

Microsoft is cutting another 800 jobs, including more than 50 UK jobs, on top of the 5,000 redundancies announced in January.

"A number of UK positions are affected, representing about 2% of the 2,700 people currently based in the UK," said Microsoft.

The cuts are in addition to those announced in January, when Microsoft said it would eliminate up to 5,000 jobs in R&D, marketing, sales, finance, legal, HR, and IT over the next 18 months.

The software giant said that it is still recruiting in certain areas and did not rule out further cuts. "We continue to hire in priority areas, but also understand that continuing to manage our businesses closely, as we always do, can mean additional headcount adjustments," it said.

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