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Microsoft Implements New Round of Layoffs, 276 Employees Affected

Microsoft, the technology giant headquartered in Washington State, has announced a new round of layoffs affecting 276 employees. The job cuts primarily target customer service, support, and sales teams and are a response to economic uncertainties in the tech industry.

The layoffs will affect employees based in Microsoft’s Bellevue and Redmond offices, as well as some virtual staff members across various teams, including customer support, sales, and marketing. The company has emphasized that these measures are necessary to streamline operations and optimize the workforce for sustained growth.

Microsoft is providing severance packages and additional support to aid the affected employees during their transition. These job cuts follow a previous announcement in January about 10,000 job reductions.

The decision is seen as a strategic move by Microsoft to navigate increasing competition from tech giants like Amazon and Google. CEO Satya Nadella acknowledged the difficulty of the decision but emphasized the importance of positioning Microsoft for long-term success in the ever-evolving tech industry.

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