EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): United Kingdom, USA, Ireland


Sector: Information / communication
IT and other information services
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
Number Employed: 221000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-01-2023
Planned Job Reductions min: 10000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 18-01-2023
Foreseen End Date: 30-09-2023
Direct Dismissals: 10000

Additional Information

Microsoft has announced it plans to cut 10000 jobs by the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2023. The cuts will amount to just under 5% of its global workforce. The company has cited a 'slump' in the personal computer market and consequent drop in demand for Windows and accompanying software. Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella stated that they believe consumers are optimising 'their digital spend to do more with less' and that uncertainty around the impact and length of a recession are reducing demand. 

It is unclear which units will be most affected as well as the specific country offices which will experience job cuts. 

During 2022, a business expansion by Microsoft in Spain, which will continue until end of June 2023, has been recorded in the ERM Events database (Microsoft-2022-ES).