Hello there #2: Microsoft to lay off thousands of employees because of the cloud

Hello there #2: Microsoft to lay off thousands of employees because of the cloud
According to TheVerge, Microsoft is about to lay off thousands of employees soon due to a reorganization that aims to put emphasis on Redmond's cloud business. Tha majority of the staff that will be let go is part of Microsoft's sales workforce. 

While there's no information about the specific amount of people that will be sent home with a pink slip in the pocket, it's heavily hinted that the final tally will reach the thousands though it likely won't exceed 3,000 positions. That's around 10% of the company's sales staff.


As pointed out by TheVerge, Microsoft's reorganization effort is due to the positive performance of the software giant's cloud-based services. Cloud-related revenue has scored a 15% increase whereas earnings attributable to Microsoft's Azure having an unprecedented 93% increase in the last fiscal quarter.

Aside from the amount of pink slips Microsoft's about to print, another thing that remains unclear is if another "Hello there" memo is going to be given out to the laid-off staff.

source: TheVerge 



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6 Comments

1. TeriusRose

Posts: 108; Member since: May 12, 2017

Well, here is hoping those soon to be unemployed individuals find work fairly soon. Sure that's great for Microsoft and all, but it sucks to hear that.

4. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Microsoft deserves this. This is the wickidest company of all the big companies, and its not that a big company is not already wicked. Think about it. I profundly hope and pray to see Micro$oft close their doors in the next years. This will be hard as they have Windows OS. But I still pray.

2. vasra

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

"Microsoft's reorganization effort is due to the positive performance of the software giant's cloud-based services." LOL. So when you do better, you fire more people. Look, the reason is that the other units are doing worse. The corporate PR propaganda is getting ridiculous.

3. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1275; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Automation is looking to be a net job killer.

5. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

already is

6. TeriusRose

Posts: 108; Member since: May 12, 2017

In the long run it may or may not lead to more jobs, but over the next few decades it is going to cause massive amounts of job loss. This is a tsunami that is coming and it's a shame that we are doing absolutely nothing to prepare for it.

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