It’s another dark day for a significant group of Microsoft employees – and it’s not great for fans of Windows 10 Mobile either. According to a 10-K filing from Microsoft, 2,850 jobs in the phone hardware and sales portion of the company are going to be reduced. This figure is in addition to the 1.850 positions that were announced to be cut from the company back in May. This new series of job cuts are expected to be done by the end of the fiscal year of 2017 and they’ll be making a pretty significant dent in Microsoft’s phone department.
“We periodically evaluate how to best deploy the company’s resources. In the fourth quarter of 2016, management approved restructuring plans that would result in job eliminations, primarily across our smartphone hardware business and global sales. In addition to the elimination of 1,850 positions that were announced in May 2016, approximately 2,850 roles globally will be reduced during the year as an extension of the earlier plan, and these actions are expected to be completed by the end of fiscal year 2017.”
You can check out the full report here, although there’s a whole lot there that isn’t news. The report is full of your standard buzzwords and strategy discussions and all manner of other things for you to sink your teeth into while you’re looking at Microsoft’s employment strategy going forward.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 10 Mobile