Microsoft reportedly cuts 1,000 more jobs

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Following its Q3 2015 earnings statement earlier today, it appears that Microsoft may be cutting more jobs. According to a new report out of the New York Times, Microsoft quietly laid off around 1,000 employees, which would be in addition to the 7,800 job cuts it made earlier this year. Though Microsoft didn't confirm an exact number, it did confirm the reductions to The New York Times:

"The job reductions were spread across more than one business area and country and reflect adaptations to business needs," a company spokesman said in a statement.

As for where the cuts are taking place, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reported the following:

I heard from one contact of mine that Microsoft is cutting "a noticeable" number of contractors this week, including a number involved in finance and legal.

Though unconfirmed, this news follows the lay off of 7,800 workers that Microsoft announced in July, many of which came from its phone division. Later it was confirmed that 2,300 of these cuts would come from the company's operations in Finland.

Sources: The New York Times, ZDNet

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