MS to announce its biggest job cuts (close to 6000) including Xbox staff

#1BPSatsukiPosted 7/15/2014 3:01:00 AM(edited)

Some of the job cuts will be in marketing departments for businesses such as the global Xbox team, said the people. The European Xbox team is based in Reading, U.K.

The company had 127,104 employees as of June 5, after adding about 30,000 in its acquisition of Nokia’s handset unit.

sucks to see people lose their jobs, but i guess MS financial is not as invincible as most people think
#2chedibang1994Posted 7/15/2014 2:43:05 AM
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#3Crystyn_7BPosted 7/15/2014 2:44:20 AM
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#4puffnbillys420Posted 7/15/2014 2:44:43 AM
Thats a lot of jobs
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#5Crystyn_7BPosted 7/15/2014 2:45:09 AM
Not surprising after acquiring Nokia.
#6TenzhiPosted 7/15/2014 3:07:46 AM
Marketing, eh? Could be 6000 people that call folks to bother them with surveys during dinner.
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#7GambitbuzzkillPosted 7/15/2014 3:31:42 AM
Sucks that ppl lost their jobs I hope they can bonce back on there feet.
#8EstocassassinPosted 7/15/2014 3:33:15 AM
Meh it's only a marketing department, it was probably expected after the release of the Xbox One anyway
#9The_Hitman_UKPosted 7/15/2014 3:50:13 AM
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#10RuinerEraserPosted 7/15/2014 4:13:14 AM
"By the way, if anyone here is in advertising and marketing kill yourself" - Bill Hicks
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