CNN: Microsoft is planning mass layoffs of employees

NEW YORK, July 7. /TASS/. Microsoft is planning a large-scale reorganization of its business, which will lead to the dismissal of several thousand employees. This was announced on Thursday the broadcaster CNN.

According to her, the company has already started to inform some staff members that they may potentially fall under the reduction. “Like all companies, we evaluate your business on a regular basis”, – quotes TV channel the representative of the Corporation.

The company did not disclose how much the people may lose their jobs. However, according to CNBC, the layoffs will affect at least 3 million people, mainly employed in the sales field. Up to 75% of this figure will have on employees outside the United States. Only in the United States, Microsoft employs a little more than 70 thousand people in the world – more than 120 thousand people.

As noted, the guidance of Microsoft, led by Satya Nadella seeks to reduce the company’s dependence on sales of software and to focus on the development of its own services in cloud computing, and other services.

Founded in 1975 by entrepreneurs bill gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft is one of the largest corporations producing software for different devices, from personal computers to mobile phones. The headquarters of Microsoft is located in Redmond (Washington state). The market capitalization of the Corporation as of the beginning of the current month was more than $530 billion.