Microsoft cuts 18,000 jobs worldwide


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In the first major realignment of workforce since India-born Satya Nadella took over as CEO, Microsoft has announced slashing of up to 18,000 jobs worldwide by next year as the software giant attempts to sharpen focus on cloud and mobile offerings.

The move, however, will have “minimal” impact in India, which is an important geography for the US-based giant.

One of the largest job cuts in the Redmond-headquartered firm’s almost four decade-history, the move will see about 12,500 jobs being reduced from Nokia Devices and Services, comprising both professional and factory workers

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