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Microsoft Axes ‘Hundreds’ In Last Tranche Of Layoffs

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Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois said the IT cuts were designed to “remove role overlap, optimise activities and functions, align disciplines with the rest of Microsoft, and, perhaps most importantly, reshape IT for the skills we need to transform.”

Microsoft executives announced last July that the company planned to cut 18,000 jobs, the largest layoff in Microsoft’s history. The layoffs occurred over several rounds in July, September and October.

Microsoft officials said 12,500 of the 18,000 employees who were cut came from those who joined the company as part of the Nokia acquisition.