The number of job cuts may exceed the 5,800 employees that were axed in 2009

Microsoft planning huge job cuts after Nokia acquisition – report

Microsoft is reportedly planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years.

According to Bloomberg, the job cuts could be announced as soon as this week and are likely to come from areas such as Nokia and other divisions of the firm that overlap with the Nokia business.

The restructuring may see some employees from marketing and engineering in danger of losing their jobs. According to Bloomberg’s sources, the marketing department for the global Xbox team are in the firing line.

It is thought that the number of job cuts will exceed the 5,800 employees that were axed in 2009.

Microsoft had 127,104 employees as of June 5th, after adding around 30,000 from its Nokia acquisition.

Yesterday, Microsoft’s senior exec Phil Sorgen announced new cloud services at the company’s 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington. He revealed that the firm is integrating the cloud into the Microsoft Partner Network, with three new cloud-focused offerings based on performance for Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

CEO Satya Nadella is set to talk at the event on Wednesday, June 16th.

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