Microsoft’s growing cloud business has tuned into sour news for many employees at the company. According to reports, the maker for Windows has announced a major reorganisation that will lead to nearly 3,000 job cuts in sales staff outside the US, which could likely include India as well.
According to a CNBC report, the job cuts amount to less that 10 percent of the company’s total sales force.
Whether it will impact Microsoft workers in India is still not clear.
Microsoft is implementing changes to better serve our customers and partners. Today, we are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated,” a Microsoft spokesperson told CNBC news.
“Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis. This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time-to-time, re-deployment in others,” he added.
According to The Verge, Microsoft’s cloud and server businesses have been fuelling revenue recently, with server products and cloud services revenue up 15% and Azure revenue itself growing by 93 percent in the recent quarter.
Last year in July, Microsoft announced it would cut 2,850 jobs. Microsoft has 71,000 employees in the US and 121,000 employees around the globe.