Microsoft is cutting jobs in its international sales organization, according to a report from CNBC.
Citing a source familiar with the matter, CNBC reported that the number of jobs affected is smaller than the impact of last year’s round of layoffs. These cuts don’t signify any kind of major shift or reorganization, CNBC reports, and are par for the course for Microsoft as the tech giant tinkers with headcount at the beginning of a new fiscal year.
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Last year around this time, Microsoft underwent a major refresh of the company’s sales teams. In January, Microsoft reportedly made job cuts across multiple business units resulting from a shuffling of the deck among teams working on 3D, mixed reality and other Windows 10 apps and concepts.
In March, Microsoft announced a significant engineering reorganization to form three major engineering organizations within the company: Experiences & Devices, led by Microsoft Office head Rajesh Jha; Cloud + AI Platform, led by Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise chief Scott Guthrie; and the Microsoft AI & Research group, led by research chief Harry Shum.
According to its website, Microsoft’s worldwide headcount is 128,290 with 47,679 in Washington state.