Microsoft to shed 90% of Beijing handset jobs
Updated: 2014-08-16 17:07
By Gao Yuan(chinadaily.com.cn)
Only about 300 staff at the site, purchased from Nokia, will keep their jobs, the document shows. There are currently around 3,000 employees. Most are engineers on a low-end handset product line.
"Microsoft will outsource the higher-end devices after the layoffs," said a person familiar with the job cuts speaking on condition of anonymity.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the biggest downsizing in company history in mid-July, cutting 18,000 jobs worldwide.
The biggest layoffs will come from the Nokia unit as the company shifts its emphasis to cloud business.