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Re: Microsoft slashes up to 5,000 jobs

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____/ 7 on Thursday 22 January 2009 20:45 : \____

> Ramon F Herrera wrote:
>> "NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Software maker Microsoft Corp. announced
>> Thursday it will cut up to 5,000 jobs in the next year and a half, or
>> 5.5% of its global workforce, citing further deterioration of global
>> economic conditions.
>> The company also posted lower fiscal second-quarter earnings that
>> missed analysts' forecasts.
>> Microsoft will slash 1,400 positions immediately, with the rest of the
>> cuts coming by June 2010. The company also said it will freeze
>> employees' pay in 2009".
> May be Micoshaft applications should buy more OS licenses and the Micoshaft
> OS guys buy more Micosshaft applications. The revenues it will book in will
> helps pay to sack fewer employees.
>> http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/22/technology/microsoft_jobs
>> -RFH

That's 5000 permanent employees.

How many temps has Microsoft sacked (oops.. sorry... I mean, didn't renew their
visa or contract)?

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