Microsoft has reportedly laid off about 1,000 of its staff across the company, including members on the Xbox and Edge teams.
This report comes from Business Insider (paywalled), later corroborated by The Verge’s Tom Warren. According to Warren, layoffs have been taking place across “Experiences + Devices, Xbox, legal, strategic tech positions, and elsewhere,” noting that it’s less than 1,000, “but some veterans and truly talented teams are impacted.”
Microsoft later provided Warren with a statement, saying, “Like all companies, we evaluate our business priorities on a regular basis, and make structural adjustments accordingly. We will continue to invest in our business and hire in key growth areas in the year ahead.” Microsoft did not, however, provide any specific numbers in regards to how many employees have been laid off.
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Author: Oisin Kuhnke