Microsoft Job Cuts May Come Next Week

In Rare Move, Microsoft Is Exploring Job Cuts from the Wall Street Journal reports the rumored Microsoft job cuts may come as early as next week. It is uncertain if the job cuts will actually happen, the Wall Street Journal said Microsoft is looking for alternatives to cutting jobs. Those numbers are likely going to be “far less than the 15,000 positions” first thought, sources tell the paper.

Microsoft, like Google, rarely has job cuts. Microsoft has over 91,000 employees, and has grown the employee base by 15%, from 2007 to 2008. It would be interesting to see if Microsoft does cut jobs. It would be a bold statement from Microsoft to not cut jobs and snuff Google’s latest job cuts and product slashes. We should find out soon enough.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Microsoft: Business Issues | Microsoft: Employees

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