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Microsoft to cut engineering jobs this week as layoffs go deeper: Report

Microsoft most recently shrank its workforce in October and July, and has eliminated open positions and paused hiring in various groups

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Microsoft Corp. plans to cut jobs in a number of engineering divisions on Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the matter, joining the ranks of technology giants that are scaling back as the industry prepares for a prolonged slump in demand.

The magnitude of the cuts couldn’t be learned, but the person, who asked not to be identified discussing confidential matters, said the reduction will be significantly larger than other rounds at Microsoft in the past year. Those cuts impacted less than 1 per cent of the software giant’s workforce of more than 200,000.

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First Published: Jan 18 2023 | 7:05 AM IST

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