In what is said to be the final round of layoffs for Microsoft's largest jobs cut in company history, hundreds of employees were released by the company all around the world.
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Microsoft has confirmed that 2100 jobs were cut today as part of the previously announced 18,000 layoffs, with 747 coming from the state of Washington and the rest from other offices.
Employees at Microsoft's Nokia division in China held a protest today, chanting slogans against the company's "hostile takeover and violent layoffs", which will result in 18,000 job cuts worldwide.
Microsoft's decision to cut 18,000 jobs from its workforce, including many former Nokia employees, has prompted Finland's government to call on the company to help those displaced by the layoffs.
Xbox Europe will not be spared from Microsoft's 18,000 employee layoff, after it emerged many job cuts were underway at its Reading location. 75% of employees with EMEA roles will be made redundant.
The rumors were true as Microsoft announced today that thousands of Microsoft employees will be let go from the company as they work to streamline operations and conform to Nadella's new mission.
Now that the Nokia acquisition is complete, Microsoft has grown by over 25,000 employees but that number is likely to contract in the near future as insiders report that job cuts are on the agenda.
The PR firm Waggener Edstrom announced this week that it was cutting 43 employees, or about five percent of its workforce, and put part of the blame on Microsoft's recent reorganization.
New reports claim that BlackBerry has cut even more people from its workforce, including some of its sales team in the U.S., as the smartphone maker continues to struggle.
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