Microsoft continues to lay off some employees as part of its recent announcement to cut 4.5% of its workforce population. A new report has revealed that the company’s LinkedIn was the one that took a hit this week with Microsoft’s cloud services sales department. ,Information,
The layoffs at LinkedIn occurred while the reduction in hiring was still being implemented. The report did not mention the exact number of employees, but those affected were said to be from the company’s recruiting department. The decision was confirmed on Monday, and a day after that, layoffs spread across Microsoft’s cloud services sales division. The individuals fired were Microsoft sales specialists offering its cloud services, such as Azure server rental and Microsoft 365 productivity apps. Overall, it left another 150 persons Unemployed.
Prior to these reports, Information Shared that Microsoft killed off its Industrial Metaverse core team that was formed four months ago, resulting in layoffs of 100 individuals. GitHub was also hit hard by job cuts last week. According to tech crunch, 10% of Microsoft’s GitHub workforce was laid off. With approximately 3,000 employees, this translates to at least 300 individuals. The hiring freeze on GitHub continues along with the decision to make the workforce fully remote to help save the company further.