The recent announcement that Microsoft will lay off 7,800 more employees over the next 12 months will hit its Finland operations the hardest. A new report says that Microsoft will let go of as many as 2,300 team members in that country, which will be over half of its current 3,200 employees in Finland.
According to Finland-based media outlet Yle.fi, Microsoft plans to shut down its operations in the city of Salo and transfer its tasks to two other Microsoft offices in the cities of Tampere and Espoo. Microsoft has already stated that the majority of its layoffs will be in its phone division, which it acquired as part of Nokia's Devices and Services purchase in 2014. Microsoft also announced a one-time impairment charge of $7.6 billion due to that purchase. The majority of the layoffs will occur by the end of 2015 and all of them will be completed by June 30, 2016, which is the end of Microsoft's current fiscal year.