Microsoft reportedly lays off 60 HoloLens team members in Israel

HoloLens and Microsoft Windows logo
HoloLens and Microsoft Windows logo (Image credit: Windows Central)

Microsoft is apparently cutting more of its team members, as a new report says that it has laid off 60 workers in Israel that helped to develop it's HoloLens augmented reality technology. 30 of the team members were contracted workers and were laid off immediately while the other 30 permanent workers have been given a month to find other jobs inside Microsoft.

The Israel-based site claims one of the team members that was affected by this decision says that Microsoft will continue to work on HoloLens "through a different technology, produced in the United States", although the report doesn't make clear exactly what this means.

In an official statement, a Microsoft spokesperson says the company performs ongoing assessments of its operations and "recently made decisions that affect the number of jobs in one of our groups". It did not confirm the number of people that were affected by this move, saying only that there is a "shift of jobs across the organization and sometimes eliminating jobs."

Thanks to "NotCassim" for the tip!

Source:; Via: Frawin

John Callaham