Microsoft Corporation has announced that it will further cut 3,000 jobs in order to complete its plan of reducing its workforce by 18,000 as announced by the company in July. The majority of job cuts were witnessed in the phone handset manufacturing business, which Microsoft acquired from Nokia.
In an official statement the company stated that, we’ve taken another step that will complete almost all the 18,000 reductions announced in July. The reductions happening today are spread across many different business units and many different countries. The company said that 638 job cuts are done in Microsoft’s home state of Washington.
Earlier also Microsoft decided to close Silicon Valley research and development operation and lay off 2,100 employees under the same plan. Along with this, the company also introduced 13,000 job cuts in the month of July. Microsoft is one of the biggest software companies and after the completion of the entire job cut process it will have 110,000 employees.