Reports: 800 More Job Cuts at Microsoft

Posted by sumeethevans on November 5 2009, 4:31 AM. Posted in Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft officials have confirmed that the company is making another round of job cuts today, according to reports from TechFlash and PaidContent. Rumors of the cuts have been widely circulated. The software giant is eliminating 800 jobs around the world, TechFlash reports, citing Microsoft spokesman Lou Gellos as saying that the cumulative number of layoffs go beyond the planned 5,000 cuts announced in January. About a quarter of the job cuts are reportedly in Washington, where Microsoft’s headquarters are. While early reports on adoption of the company’s new Windows 7 operating system are positive, the latest round of cuts may still have to do with the mobile tech-related reasons for staff reductions that the company cited in January.

UPDATE: Microsoft employees are now confirming online that they’ve been let go–more below the fold.

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