Microsoft cutting 747 Pacific Northwest jobs today

SEATTLE -- Microsoft confirmed a second round of previously announced layoffs effective Thursday. The company will cut 2,100 jobs. Among those, 747 are based in the Pacific Northwest.

In July, Microsoft announced a total of 18,000 jobs would be eliminated as a result of a restructuring to focus on devices and services.

Also being shut down, according to employee posts to Twitter, the Bay Area R&D site known as Microsoft Research Silicon Valley. According to the information page for the lab, the location employed "over 75 researchers".

A Microsoft spokesperson told KING 5 News the cuts are "across the board", with a variety of job types affected.


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