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Microsoft Slashes 800 More Jobs

In spite of the signs of getting over economic recession, Microsoft Corp. continues with its layoff drive, as it has announced to axe 800 more jobs across its multiple businesses across the globe.

Incidentally, back in January, the software giant had announced it was to eliminate as many as 5,000 positions within its businesses in its response to counter sagging sales and profits, and this new drive of layoffs is coming in addition to the previously announced ones.

A spokesperson for the company asserted that the job-cuts would be widely spread across its multitude of businesses at various locations, and that the software firm would continue to hire good people in its priority areas.

The software giant had already axed some 1,400 jobs back in January, followed by a thousand of additional job-cuts in the month of May. A spokeswoman for the company told that the company had already been over with what it has referred to as its “reduction plan”.

However, the website further quoted the spokeswoman as saying that “continuing to manage our businesses closely, as we always do, can mean additional headcount adjustments”.

The job losses in the company announced just after a week the company has declared its quarterly results in which it posted sharp decline in profits and revenues.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.