Microsoft rumoured to be planning mass job losses

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Microsoft is planning to axe up to 15,000 jobs in what would be first major redundancies at the software company, according to reports.

Fudzilla, a US-based technology blog, claims staff at Microsoft have been told 15,000 of the computer giant's 90,000 global workforce will be given their marching orders on January 15.

"The rumour that Microsoft was set to lay off people on January 15 is no longer a rumour but a fact. Staff at Microsoft have been informed that the company is readying major layoffs to its worldwide operations and it's not a small cut, either," the blog said.

A spokeswoman for Microsoft declined to comment.

Henry Blodget, the respected technology blogger and former high-flying Wall Street analyst, said the cuts, which would represent 17pc of Microsoft's workforce, were "highly unlikely".


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So the giants are being affected by the recession after all, this means things are really bad. Lets wee if Google will go down that route too.
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