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Microsoft to cut 5,000

Microsoft will be cutting 5,000 jobs following an 11 per cent year-on-year decline in net profit, reports MCV. They say some 1,400 employees will be let go immediately, with 3,600 cuts to follow over the next 18 months, which they hope will save them around $1.5 billion a year. Microsoft is not commenting at this time whether any of these cuts will hit the Xbox operations of its Entertainment and Devices Division.

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14. Re: Microsoft to cut 5,000 Jan 22, 2009, 21:57 zodden
I'm sorry I don't give 2 shits about H1B workers in these times. They should be the first to go, period. Just last year Microsoft was pushing for a LARGE expansion of H1B's. If they are going to now 1 year later start laying people off let them start with the H1B workers. We have to take care of our own national interests, our own citizens, not people from other countries in these bad times. Microsoft is a US based company, and its responsibilities should be to the US. If they don't like that then Congress should step in and force them to do so.

This comment was edited on Jan 22, 2009, 21:59.
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