Microsoft cuts exceed 2,700 in Seattle; security technology group hit in latest round 2023

Microsoft slashed an additional 559 jobs in the Seattle area on Monday, according to a filing with the state Employment Security Department (ESD), bringing the total number of layoffs in the region since January to 2,743.

The new layoffs, in Redmond and Bellevue, Washington, are part of Microsoft’s January 18 announcement of 10,000 global layoffs. Non-Washington state layoffs are not included in the ESD filings.

The current wave impacts Microsoft’s Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management.

As originally reported by Insider on Friday and independently corroborated, the current wave affects Microsoft’s Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management department, which is overseen by former Amazon Web Services executive Charlie Bell.

Microsoft is reaching its self-imposed deadline for laying off 10,000 employees. Initially, the corporation stated that layoffs would occur between January and the end of March, the conclusion of its fiscal third quarter.

The corporation refuses to disclose information regarding the divisions affected by the most recent layoffs. In general, the company-wide layoffs have affected a number of Microsoft groups throughout the globe.

Microsoft is one of several internet giants that have let off employees in recent months, like Facebook’s parent company Meta, Amazon, Salesforce, and countless startups.

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