Thread regarding Microsoft Corp. layoffs

Layoffs Media Recap as of today Fri 7/8

NewsMax

Lost in the Clouds

Microsoft Layoffs 2017: 3,000 Jobs Lost in the Clouds

http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/microsoft-layoffs-2017-lost/2017/07/07/id/800381/

VentureBeat

Microsoft confirms layoffs, up to 3,000 jobs reportedly affected

As expected, Microsoft announced layoffs today that will affect thousands of its employees

https://venturebeat.com/2017/07/06/microsoft-confirms-layoffs-up-to-3000-jobs-reportedly-affected/

Union Bulletin

Microsoft starts layoff of thousands

The cuts are falling largely on the technology giant’s sales force.

http://www.union-bulletin.com/news/business/microsoft-starts-layoff-of-thousands/article_8db1c176-6332-11e7-8c54-df4421407ba7.html

BRG

Nobody panic: Why Microsoft’s 3,000 layoffs are all part of the plan

This week, rumors have become reality and Microsoft has announced that it’s shedding sales jobs to focus on the cloud. Firing an estimated 3,000 people normally isn’t a sign of good health for a company, but for Microsoft, it’s actually a good thing.

http://bgr.com/2017/07/07/microsoft-layoffs-2017-3000-sales-jobs-analysis/

CNBC

Microsoft plans thousands of job cuts in a sales staff overhaul to fuel cloud growth

Microsoft announced a major reorganization on Thursday that includes layoffs, will mostly affect sales, and thousands of jobs will be cut, most of the changes will affect employees outside of the U.S.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/06/microsoft-will-layoff-thousands-of-employees.html

Business Insider

Microsoft employees are bracing for layoffs to be announced Thursday

With about 50,000 people in the Microsoft sales organization, that could mean up to 5,000 jobs cut. CNBC reports that the number would be closer to 3,000.

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-employees-are-bracing-for-layoffs-to-be-announced-thursday-2017-7

Business Joural (Seattle)

Microsoft confirms thousands of layoffs in cloud-focused sales reorganization

Microsoft Corp. plans to cut thousands of jobs in a major salesforce reorganization to focus on selling the cloud, the Redmond company confirmed Thursday.

https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2017/07/07/microsoft-layoffs-sales-cloud-reorganization-cuts.html

Other:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/07/06/microsoft-lay-off-3000-sales-marketing-reshuffle/103448344/

http://www.crn.com/news/cloud/300088246/report-microsoft-reorganization-could-lead-to-3-000-layoffs.htm

http://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2017/07/microsoft_confirms_layoffs_say.html

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I work for an energy company that has a lively layoff board here on layoff.com - I'd like to suggest that you at Microsoft start layoffs with your support call center that's probably in India as those guys (and girls) are fairly incompetent. Ever time I call I just waste time as they are unable to help me with the issues I raise.

Also, I understand your salesforce will be affected, I wanted to let you know that I am really sorry - no matter what happens, layoffs are never fun. All the best.

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