Microsoft poised to announce job losses
After battling with the problems with Zune digital music player, Microsoft is preparing, for the first time in the 32 years of company's history, for a large scale job cut and as many as 15, 000 employees will be sacked out of its global workforce of 91,000.
Microsoft is preparing to announce the first widescale layoffs in its 32-year history, with up to 15,000 jobs at risk, according to some predictions.
Speculation about job cuts was triggered by a report from Fudzilla, the technology blog site, which said that employees had been told that the software group was “readying major layoffs to its worldwide operations” on January 15.
That prompted a flurry of internet commentary, with estimates of planned redundancies varying from
10 to 17 per cent of the company's 91,000 employees worldwide. MSN, the online division, is expected to be heavily affected.