Microsoft to cut 2,850 more jobs in phone, sales unitsStaff Writer | July 29, 2016
Microsoft said it would cut about 2,850 more jobs over the next 12 months, taking its total planned job cuts to up to 4,700, or about 4 percent of its workforce.
Tech problems Microsoft will cut 4 percent of its workforce
The company said in May it would cut 1,850 jobs in its smartphone business, most of them in Finland.
Microsoft bought Finland-based handset maker Nokia in 2014 in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple and Samsung Electronics. ■