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Re: Microsoft slashes up to 5,000 jobs

On Jan 22, 5:02 pm, Terry Porter <linu...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> > That's 5000 permanent employees.
> > How many temps has Microsoft sacked (oops.. sorry... I mean, didn't renew
> > their visa or contract)?
> We may never know, but one thing is certain, temps and contractors are the
> *first* to go.
> Then permanent employees.
> --
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>           Kelsey Bjarnason, C.O.L.A. 2008

That may depend on their view of HR costs.

M$ may simply layoff US workers because they are considered
"expensive" and pick up employees at their other locations like
Vietnam, India and China.
Like many of the more scummy US PC operations MS has been crying to
Washington about competitive edge and business costs to remove the
worker VISA cap (mostly successful) and arranging trade and tariff
rules (very successful) so that they can move work outside of the US
with no penalties.

Besides, I'm sure M$ would not want the billions invested in campuses
all in countries who are antagonistic to the US government and/or it's
people to go to waste.

“We certainly see opportunities in Vietnam for talented people to have
jobs in the IT sector, including the improvement of the efficiency of
the economy and the government.” - Bill Gates

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