07.22.20

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Fifth Round of Microsoft Layoffs in Less Than 2 Months: Another Thousand Job Cuts (6% of LinkedIn Workforce)

Posted in Microsoft at 4:15 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Days ago: Microsoft Lays Off Azure Staff and Much More, Spins These Layoffs as “Optimization Strategy” (Layoffs have become so routine at Microsoft that they’re hard to keep abreast of and distinguish)

ICE, beware

Summary: Now comes the fifth round of ‘layoffs wave’ at Microsoft. It’s not unreasonable to estimate that about 5,000 Microsoft jobs were cut in the past 7 weeks alone (including store staff).

JUST weeks after that recent privacy scandal and growing levels of oppressive censorship at LinkedIn we’re learning that, perhaps inevitably, there are deep cuts. LinkedIn pays the price for allowing itself to be absorbed by a nihilist corporation that relies on bribes and other crimes to make "business"… which hardly works for Social Control Media (entirely different business models).

“Is Azure going to shut down some more datacentres? Provisioning has become an issue, based on scattered reports. They already fire Azure employees and refuse to say how many.”“Microsoft’s professional networking site LinkedIn said on Tuesday it would cut about 960 jobs, or 6 percent of its global workforce,” NBC reports. Of course they’re just blaming COVID-19 again, even if the issues predate the pandemic and even its epidemic status. LinkedIn has been an utter failure since Microsoft took over. Like Nokia and Skype the grip on the market slipped rapidly after Microsoft had taken over. A major, massive plunge. Remember that about a decade ago Skype still enjoyed almost a monopoly in that space.

Is GitHub next? More layoffs there? Many senior engineers and managers left already; the whole ‘Arctic vault’ nonsense was intended to distract from this and from the ICE contract, which still causes an uproar this month, based on press reports.

GitHub is losing Microsoft a lot of money. There’s almost no net benefit other than the hostile attempt to entrap the competition.

Is Azure going to shut down some more datacentres? Provisioning has become an issue, based on scattered reports. They already fire Azure employees and refuse to say how many.

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