Microsoft mulls job cuts: report

01:24, Feb 02 2009
EVEN A TITAN FEELS THE DOWNTURN: Microsoft Corp is considering significant layoffs across its various divisions, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Software giant Microsoft is considering significant layoffs across its various divisions, according to reports.

But plans for the cutbacks have not yet been firmed up and Microsoft could end up finding alternative methods to control costs, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company's plans.

A Microsoft spokesman declined to comment on layoff rumours.

The number of potential job cuts is likely to be far less than the 15,000 positions that have been rumoured in recent weeks, the Journal reported.

It said Microsoft might announce the job cuts when it reports quarterly earnings next week.

The software company employs about 91,000 employees globally.

 

 

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