Microsoft to cut around 6000 jobs

European HQ in Reading reportedly “significantly impacted”

Reports have emerged indicating that Microsoft will be axing somewhere in the region of 6000 jobs this week.

Many of the job cuts are direct fallout of the acquisition of Nokia culling staff where there is an overlap between the two firms. Microsoft's European HQ in Reading will also bear “significant” losses according to one anonymous source.

The source also indicated that staff have been asked to reapply for jobs as part of the restructuring on the Xbox sales, marketing and development arms. Microsoft to cut around 6000 jobs

This is the biggest job cull that Microsoft has had since they slashed some 5800 jobs back in 2009. The Micrsoft head count currently sits at 127,104 staff employed globally.

Thanks Bloomberg and MCV.

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