Microsoft has enacted a third round of job cuts affecting workers in supply chain, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) related roles.
According to CRN, the third wave of layoffs is part of the 10,000 layoffs Microsoft announced earlier this year.
Jobs were cut at various levels, functions, teams and regions, the report said, citing the company.
In Washington state, the tech giant recently laid off 689 employees, according to data.
In February, Microsoft informed the state of Washington that 617 employees had been laid off.
In the same month, the company notified the state of California that 108 employees had been laid off.
“In January, Microsoft informed the state of Washington that 878 employees were being laid off, bringing the total number of employees laid off in the state to 2,184,” the report said.
According to a LinkedIn post from a Microsoft employee, the company has shut down its AI-powered automation effort Project Bonsai and laid off the team.
Another lead product manager, who spent more than 18 years at Microsoft and led a team of product managers in Supply Chain Engineering, part of the Cloud and AI group at Microsoft, wrote on LinkedIn that “a significant portion of my group and I were released”.
Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella announced in January that the company will “implement changes that will result in a reduction of our total workforce by 10,000 jobs through the end of FY23 Q3 (Q3).”
Microsoft currently has more than 220,000 employees and layoffs affected about 5 percent of the workforce.
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