Report: Microsoft job cuts begin in Finland

Bill Gates To Step Down From Microsoft Daily Operations In 2008

Microsoft campus, Redmond. Photo by Kevin Casey/Getty Images

Bill Gates To Step Down From Microsoft Daily Operations In 2008

Microsoft campus, Redmond. Photo by Kevin Casey/Getty Images

REDMOND, Wash —  Rumors are swirling on the Microsoft campus that layoffs are coming soon.

Bloomberg News cited sources saying the company is planning the largest round of job cuts in five years.

In 2009 the company cut more than 5,800 jobs.

Speculation has been rampant since Microsoft closed the deal acquiring Nokia.

Bloomberg sources said reductions would likely come in engineering, marketing and areas of overlap with Nokia.

A Finnish newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, is already reporting 1,000 of the job cuts will be in Finland.

Tech analysts predict job cuts could come within days.

1 Comment

  • Joe

    Then why do they say the want more foreigners to come work for for non-existent jobs? Maybe they're looking to follow Obama's lead and displace registered citizens in exchange for low-paying foreigners.

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