In July the company announced that it had plans to cut a number of jobs, impacting less than 1 per cent of its total workforce. The software maker major had sacked nearly 1 per cent of its 180,000 workforces across offices and product divisions in July as part of a regular restructuring.
Microsoft has sacked around 1,000 people in a fresh round of layoffs. Microsoft declined to say how many jobs had been cut, but the layoffs were under 1,000. Further, it said the pink slips were handed to employees across a variety of levels and teams around the world, according to the US news website Axios.
“Today we had a small number of role eliminations. Like all companies, we evaluate our business priorities regularly, and make structural adjustments accordingly,” Microsoft said in a statement.
After the July layoffs, the company fired another 200 employees from one of its customer-focused R&D projects in August.
The recent spate of layoffs comes due to a tightening global environment and has created a fear of a recession among the employees.