Microsoft lays off: Microsoft lays off more workers, this time from consumer R&D team: Report

Microsoft, which laid off 1% or 1,800 employees in July, has asked about 200 more employees to leave, this time from one of its customer-focused R&D projects, media reported Wednesday.

According to Microsoft posts LinkedInrecent layoffs have also impacted contract recruiters at multiple sites.

A Business Insider report first mentioned that the additional job cuts were concentrated in the Microsoft Modern Life Experiences (MLX) group, which was created in 2018 to “win back consumers.”

“About 200 employees of the Modern Life Experiences team were asked to find another position with the company within 60 days or take severance pay,” according to the report.

A company spokesperson declined to provide details to TechCrunch but “did not deny that the layoffs occurred.”

The Modern Life Experiences team focused on “bringing consumer products directly to the people who need them, enabling families to learn, explore and connect in a fun and safe environment.”

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According to reports, the MLS team then partnered with Microsoft’s Family Safety group to create the first version of Family Safety apps for iOS and Android.

In June 2020, MLX Group launched Money in

a template that allows users to automatically connect bank, credit card, investment, and loan accounts to Excel.

“Money in Excel” is scheduled to close on June 30, 2023.

Microsoft, led by Satya Nadella, last month became the first tech giant to lay off employees as part of a “realignment.”

The layoffs at Microsoft affected nearly 1% of its 1,80,000 employees in its offices and product divisions.

Microsoft has also slowed hiring in the the WindowsOffice teams and groups.

Other tech companies that have laid off employees or slowed hiring amid the current economic downturn include Google, ObjectiveOracle, Twitter, Nvidia, Snap, Uber, Spotify, Intel and Salesforce.

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