Microsoft announces the loss of 10,000 jobs

The software giant is behind some bad news. Even if a lot of precaution is taken to try to minimize the situation Microsoft eliminates 10,000 jobs in the United States and in other regions of the world.

The announcement was made by its CEO, Satya Nadella. In his speech, he explains that this removal represents less than 5% of the company’s total workforce. Things are going to be quick, since all these jobs will be eliminated by the end of March.

Affected employees will receive their notice 60 days before the deadline and will enjoy certain benefits. The first job cuts have already begun. According to Satya Nadella Microsoft will continue in parallel with hiring in certain key and strategic areas. It is therefore possible that some people affected by these job cuts will find a solution through this recruitment process.

He explains

It is important to note that even though we are eliminating roles in certain areas, we will continue to hire in key strategic areas. We know this is a difficult time for everyone affected. The senior management team and I are committed to doing this in the most thoughtful and transparent way possible.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone whose roles are being phased out has our full support during these transitions. Employees eligible for U.S. benefits will receive a variety of benefits, including above-market severance pay, continued health care coverage for six months, continued stock bonus vesting for six months, career transition and 60 days notice prior to termination, whether or not such notice is legally required. Benefits for employees outside the United States will align with each country’s labor laws.

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