Microsoft to Eliminate 800 American Jobs as Part of 3,000 Jobs Cut Worldwide

Microsoft to Cut 3000 Jobs, Mostly From Sales Team

In a move that had been expected, Microsoft has announced that it will be cutting up to 3,000 jobs, mostly from its sales team. The software giant is looking closely at how it sells its Azure cloud-based services in an effort to better compete with Google and Amazon.

To put that in perspective, those numbers are about 10% of its total sales force, with about 2,200 of those job losses will be positions outside the United States, according to CNBC. Overall, the company employs 71,000 people in the U.S. and around 121,000 worldwide.

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