It looks like Microsoft is going to finish up promised layoffs on Thursday as it continues to reshape its board of directors.
It’s not only Microsoft salaried employees who have to worry about their jobs. Contractors and consultants also face new restrictions, according to a Geekwire report.
Xbox Entertainment Studios, which was to lead the charge into interactive video and other non-gaming content, will be closed as part of broader Microsoft layoffs.
Depending on how you define Microsoft’s new “core” areas, employees in Qi Lu’s or Scott Guthrie’s groups are relatively safe. Those working on Windows client stuff? Maybe not.
Wow. Just wow. The long-reported Microsoft job cuts are here and they are deeper than expected. Microsoft will eliminate 18,000 jobs over the next year and consolidate its phone efforts.
Big layoffs are something that only Wall Street and shareholders could love, and that’s why Microsoft’s stock was up Tuesday.