The layoffs will reportedly start rapidly, and will have an effect on the engineering division as quickly as Wednesday, a supply aware of the matter instructed Bloomberg.
Microsoft is much from the primary — and might not be the final — tech firm to cut back on the workforce and pause hiring. As demand has slowed after the peak of the pandemic, tech firms have begun reevaluating revenue and priorities.
Amazon, which started letting go employees in its units division, has additionally introduced a new spherical of layoffs on Wednesday. The layoffs will reportedly have an effect on 18,000 jobs, the most important reduce within the firm’s historical past.
As for Microsoft, the variety of layoffs couldn’t be confirmed, a supply instructed Bloomberg, however that it could be far bigger than the layoffs over the previous 12 months, which solely impacted about 1% of its workforce.