Microsoft announces 1% job cutbacks after urging slower growth
A Microsoft representative acknowledged on Monday that the business has laid off more employees in anticipation of a slowdown in revenue due to declining sales of Windows licenses for personal computers.
This action is consistent with the goals of both large and small technology firms to reduce operating expenses. Even while Coinbase has been one of Silicon Valley’s most prolific employers this year, several companies, like Meta Platforms and Salesforce, have paused their hiring.
Netflix, Inc., along with other companies, has had to resort to layoffs.
A Microsoft representative explained to CNBC that the company, like all others, regularly assesses its priorities in the business world and makes organizational changes as needed. To further expand our business, we plan to make additional investments and hire new employees in strategic growth sectors in the coming year.
Microsoft made the disclosure on Monday, three months after it stated it had laid off fewer than 1% of its workforce.
Microsoft forecast 10% sales growth for the first quarter of its fiscal year in July, the lowest rate in more than five years. On Oct. 25, the firm will release its quarterly earnings report.
The layoffs were first reported on Monday morning, citing an unnamed source who indicated that less than 1,000 individuals were affected.