Microsoft is cutting nearly 1,000 jobs. Reportedly, it mainly concerns staff from the gaming department.
While it has not been confirmed whether the layoffs will affect the gaming division solely, employees at Xbox and other Microsoft studios have said they will be fired, the Washington Post reported. News website Axios was the first to report the news on Monday evening.
In a statement, a company spokesperson said Microsoft is making adjustments as needed. “Like all companies, we evaluate our priorities regularly,” it sounds. “We will continue to invest in our business and recruit in key growth areas in the coming year.”
It is the second round of layoffs at Microsoft this year. The first was for the annual figures in July. The layoffs happened across different departments. In addition, the company has been recruiting less quickly since May, following other tech giants such as Meta and Google.
However, Microsoft’s workforce did increase globally. As of June 30, Microsoft had 221,000 employees, up from 181,000 last year.