Microsoft set trim more jobs from its mobile division
According to a new report, Microsoft is trimming dozens more jobs from its mobile division. The report comes curtesy of Finnish publication Helsigin Sanomat, which says that the cuts aretargeted mostly at the mobile division’s marketing department in Finland, created after the tech giant acquisition of Nokia.
Though no exact number of jobs on the chopping block was given, the report comes following a savage amount of job cuts from Microsoft’s mobile division over the past year . In July of 2015, Microsoft confirmed it was planning to axe 7,800 jobs throughout all 4 divisions of the company, with 2,300 of those coming from its mobile unit. Speaking with ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft confirmed that the latest round of cuts in Finland are not part of the original 7,800.
Microsoft’s most recent earnings report showed worrying figures for its mobile division, with the company reporting that it sold just 4.5 million Lumia phones during the last holiday quarter. That slump in sales is expected to continue in the coming quarters.