Microsoft axes another 800 employees on top of the 5,000 already terminated

“Microsoft is laying off another 800 people, adding to the 5,000 the company has already let go this year,” Nancy Gohring reports for IDG News Service.

“The layoffs are part of the plan that Microsoft announced in January to let go of 5,000 people, although Wednesday’s action adds to that original number,” Gohring reports. “‘In the ensuing 11 months from January until now, we realized we had to move a little beyond the 5,000, so that put us at about 5,800,’ said Lou Gellos, a spokesman for Microsoft.”

Gohring reports, “The most recent cuts follow an earnings report that included a 14 percent drop in revenue.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Scarbro” for the heads up.]

38 Comments

  1. Shame on Microsoft! How much cash on hand do they have? How much do they lose on pushing and pushing Zunes and XBoxes? How much are they wasting on stores that won’t succeed this second time around?

  2. Let’s ask Steve Jobs how many employees did your little company has layoff this year?

    Comment from Atoni:
    What a shame, so called the software company. Haha I wonder what will they do next? Keep on copying Apple.

    Start your photocopiers.

    All the products that CRAPple that they have released so far I have seen no innovation or originality from them since they copied it off from some company that you have never heard or seen and now you calling Microsoft copying them LOL look who’s laughing….. True Innovation Comes From Only One Company & That Company Is Microsoft

    http://www.bing.com When it comes to decisions that matter, Bing & Decide

  3. Comment from: I’m a PC

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    Well this guy is a complete NUMPTY, why the hell are you a hanging around Mac websites, maybe because he has got a small C**K. poor your you!!!!

  4. How can Microsoft be firing employees in the middle of a parking meter crisis that they created?

    “Milwaukee’s electronic parking meters have a bug that might be causing people to get tickets they don’t deserve.

    The software has not adjusted properly to the change to Central Standard Time that occurred over the weekend, city officials said. The manufacturer of the parking meters is working with Microsoft Corp. to resolve the problem.”

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/69075092.html

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