Microsoft has been cutting jobs left and right over the past year or so and that trend doesn’t seem to be stopping. The company is apparently going to close not one, but two manufacturing plants in China which will result in somewhere around 9,000 jobs being cut. This is a very important market that the company will be closing down plants in, although Microsoft hasn’t officially confirmed anything.
Is there yet another economic crisis looming on the horizon? Perhaps, especially when we hear of Microsoft being tipped to shut down not one, but actually a couple of plants over in China – which would end up with 9,000 job cuts along the way. Ever since Microsoft picked up Nokia some time back, the software giant has taken steps to cut jobs all over the place. Not only that, it does look as though Microsoft might be doing the same thing yet again, except that this time around, it will involve a couple of manufacturing plants over in China. While there has been no official announcement made by Microsoft just yet concerning the job cuts, MarketWatch claims that up to 9,000 people will be affected. These cuts are the direct result of the closure of a couple of manufacturing plants that are located in Beijing and Dongguan, China. An unnamed Microsoft China executive did mention that the closures will occur by the end of March, where all manufacturing will subsequently be moved over to Vietnam.