Monday, January 5th 2009

Rumor: Microsoft Plans 17% Workforce Reduction This Month

Year 2008 might be over, but the world economy crisis is still strong and demonstration for that is the latest rumor reported today by DailyTech. According to them Microsoft, the largest software maker and the most profitable company in the technology industry, may layoff 15,000 people from its 90,000 workforce, or nearly 17 percent of Microsoft's worldwide operations. The report continues to claim that Microsoft's MSN search unit and other struggling business units are the most threatened with extinction. Microsoft workers in the Xbox 360 and other profitable departments will be safe from these job cuts. CNET News quotes industry veteran Henry Blodget suggesting another reason that may hide behind this eventual workforce reduction:
"The only way we could see Microsoft laying off this many people is if the company decided to eliminate business units. And if Microsoft did decide to restructure its business, it would likely sell rather than shut down divisions, including MSN."
Continue reading the full story here.Source: DailyTech
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10 Comments on Rumor: Microsoft Plans 17% Workforce Reduction This Month

#1
Melvis
LOL haha^ :p i mean o ok what a shame :pimp:
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#2
crazy pyro
Does this mean that windows live will be going or is that no longer counted as a section of MSN?
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#3
mab1376
That must suck for the M$ employees just waiting to be canned, I find it hard to believe that info like this just gets out before they actually start firing people.
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Triprift
by: Melvis
LOL haha^ :p i mean o ok what a shame :pimp:
Whats funny about that ppl losing there jobs is never a laughing matter especially in the current enviroment of resessions world wide. :shadedshu
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Melvis
by: Triprift
Whats funny about that ppl losing there jobs is never a laughing matter especially in the current enviroment of resessions world wide. :shadedshu
I didnt mean it as in people looseing there jobs, thats gotta suck i agree, but Microshaft in its self loosing ground is a good thing. The workers should have known that Microsoft was going down they should have lined up another job over a yr ago when Microshaft lost 6% of the global market share to apple. Microsoft has some work to do as they have competion on there hands now and are only goin to keep loosing market share, there for jobs lost, etc
I also agree that the resession has something to do with it, a big part, but it was going to happen anyway, just happened to be earlyer with the global resession. I do feel sorry for the workers.
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#6
Basard
gotta get rid of all them idiots every once in a while :P

quit slackin off, and you wont get laid off.

Honestly, they shouldn't have been hired in the first place.... shoulda just let em rot. Fire the guy that hired all those people first.
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#7
DRDNA
When the numbers are as high as MS lay off numbers are ,there will be good techs with out jobs!
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#8

When even a company like Microsoft starts shedding jobs, you know the world economy is in serious shit!