Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, in the article he shared with the employees of the company, stated that he was going through a period of important changes and that he had meetings with customers and business partners.
Stating that customers are optimizing their digital spending, Nadella said, “We also see that organizations in every sector and geography are acting cautiously as some parts of the world are in recession and other regions are waiting for recession.” made its assessment.
Nadella noted that the company is confident that it will emerge stronger and more competitive from this situation, but that steps should be taken in line with these developments.
Stating that they will adapt Microsoft’s costs in line with revenue and customer demand, Nadella stated that 10 thousand people will be laid off by the end of the third quarter of the 2023 fiscal year.
Nadella reminded that this number corresponds to less than 5 percent of Microsoft’s total number of employees and emphasized that while eliminating positions in some areas, they will continue to recruit in important strategic areas.
Microsoft’s statement on the layoffs came after the news in the press yesterday.
In a report in the British Sky News yesterday, it was stated that Microsoft plans to lay off about 5 percent of its employees. Bloomberg also announced that the company plans to go to layoffs in some engineering units on January 18.