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Job losses at Microsoft will have “limited” affect on Xbox hardware

Thursday, 17th July 2014 14:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has announced it plans to 18,000 jobs over the next year, with its Nokia Devices and Services division bearing the brunt of the cuts.

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The Nokia division, which Microsoft purchased in 2013 for £4.6 billion, will see 12,500 cuts to create a “more productive, impactful teams across Microsoft,” according to CEO Satya Nadella.

Xbox wasn’t mentioned in a letter sent to employees by Nadella, but reports earlier this week suggested the European marketing staff could be affected. .

Microsoft’s Devices group boss Stephen Elop said amid the layoffs there would be “limited change” for Xbox hardware.

“With a set of changes already implemented earlier this year in these teams, this means there will be limited change for the Surface, Xbox hardware, PPI/meetings or next generation teams,” he said.

If anything of note regarding cuts in the firm’s Xbox Division is announced, we’ll be sure to update you.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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5 Comments

  1. ManuOtaku

    Sad for all the people involved, this is not the time to be unemployed, good luck and success on future endevours.

    I believe This is the worst tactic, human wise, and business wise, shows poor managment and lack of care for your staff, wrong on many levels.

    #1 3 months ago
  2. The_Red

    @ManuOtaku
    To be fair, lack of care is mostly reserved for Nokia staff in this case, which makes the whole Elop situation even more disturbing.

    This is indeed really sad. That is a LOT of people losing their jobs :(

    #2 3 months ago
  3. minxamo

    effect*

    #3 3 months ago
  4. GrimRita

    How the mighty Nokia has fallen. Its a dead duck with Microsoft steering the ship. Good luck to those impacted in the pursuit of greed and profit for a select few at the top

    #4 3 months ago
  5. Mike W

    This is terrible, that’s a lot of ppl to lose their jobs. I hope they find something quick…..

    #5 3 months ago

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