The American technology company Microsoft has notified the United States authorities of the dismissal of another 276 employees after the massive workforce cuts announced last January, which affected some 10,000 people.
The company delivered a notification to the state of Washington, where it is headquartered, Monday night, indicating that the layoffs will take place in September and that a good part of the positions to be eliminated in this round, 66, are remote. Microsoft, which has just started its fiscal year 2024, said that “adjustments” to the workforce are a “necessary and usual” part of running the business and it will continue to “prioritize and invest in strategic growth areas,” CNBC reports.
Last January, the company founded by Bill Gates led a wave of massive layoffs in the technology sector, in many cases because they had become oversized during the pandemic, but also because of rising costs or the emergence of new competitors.
After implementing this cut, Microsoft announced to the Spanish workforce that it was going to launch an “internal reorganization process” that will affect at least 29 people, of the 1,200 who work at Microsoft Ibérica, so it is mandatory to start an ERE procedure. This process implies the opening of a negotiation with the employee representatives, which is pending materialization.