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Report: Microsoft Cuts Hundreds of Jobs

The Seattle Times has cited an anonymous source as saying hundreds of positions have been cut from the company, mostly in the advertising sales and marketing divisions.

Microsoft has eliminated hundreds of jobs, according to a report by The Seattle Times.

According to the Times, the company has confirmed that positions were cut but has not specified how many. The newspaper cited an anonymous source as saying the lost jobs numbered in the "hundreds."

Most of the eliminated positions were in advertising sales and marketing, according to The Times. 

Microsoft also in its marketing division earlier this year.

Patrick Nolan July 13, 2012 at 05:09 PM
This coincides with annual performance reviews - hypothetically with an underperforming sector, it could be seen as a cost cutting measure using the 'low hanging fruit' principal.
Venice Buhain July 16, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Thanks for the insight on this story, Patrick. Bloomberg's story on the issue also ties the cuts to reviews: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-12/microsoft-said-to-cut-several-hundred-jobs-mainly-in-ad-sales.html

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