Report: Microsoft lays off 200 employees
February 1, 2012 · Updated 2:44 PM
About 200 employees at Redmond-based Microsoft, Corp. are being notified today that they're being laid off as part of a marketing restructuring within the company, according to a Seattle Times report.
Microsoft issued the following statement on the layoffs:
Given the rapid changes in technology and the shifts in how our customers connect with Microsoft, great marketing is more important than ever to Microsoft's future success. We're taking steps to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our marketing, and to strengthen career paths for marketers at Microsoft. Some of these changes involved the reduction of a small percentage of marketing positions, to better align our resources with our business needs and clarify roles across the marketing function.