Microsoft on Thursday confirmed that it’s laying off 2,100 employees around the globe, according to ZDNet, which confirmed the figure. These new layoffs are included in part of the 18,000 cuts Microsoft said it had planned back in July, which is part of the company’s restructuring strategy after its acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business. Microsoft already announced 13,000 immediate layoffs in July and, according to ZDNet, the new round means there are roughly another 2,900 jobs that will be relieved by July of next year to fill out the total 18,000 planned layoffs.
ZDNet said the first round of 13,000 layoffs mostly included employees that Microsoft scooped up during the Nokia acquisition but that it also “included employees Operating Systems Group,” but it’s still not apparent what teams today’s layoffs include and Microsoft did not clarify its decision. However, ZDNet did confirm that today’s cuts do include a total of 747 employees who are based in the company’s home state of Washington.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promised in July, when the job eliminations were first announced, that Microsoft will work to provide “severance to all employees impacted by these changes, as well as job transition help in many locations.” He also added that Microsoft has plans to add roles in “certain other strategic areas,” while eliminating others, some of which may be redundant spots that were already filled before Microsoft purchased Nokia’s devices and services division.