Microsoft plans up to 18,000 layoffs

Microsoft Layoffs

(NBC News) Clouds had been on the horizon in recent days for Microsoft and today, the storm arrived.

Microsoft announced they will be cutting up to 18,000 jobs around the country over the next year.

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explained the cuts as part of an effort to transform the company for what he called a “mobile first and cloud first world.”

Nokia looks take bare a brunt of the layoffs with 12 thousand of layoffs coming from their branch.

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