There is some unfortunate news coming from Microsoft; the company is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years. Microsoft is looking to integrate Nokia Oyj’s handset unit, sources with knowledge of the company’s plans. CEO Satyia Nadella said in a interview last week that he is preparing to make sweeping changes at Microsoft. The reductions will most likely be in areas that overlap with Nokia such as engineering, and marketing. This coming restricting – which may be revealed as soon as this week may be the biggest in Microsoft’s history, eclipsing the 5,800 jobs cuts in 2009.

Nadella who took over as CEO in February taking over for Steve Ballmer said in an interview that Microsoft will have to become more focused and efficient. The new CEO issued his first company mission statement calling for a new and greater focus on mobile devices, cloud-computing and productivity software.

“Nothing is off the table in how we think about shifting our culture,” said Nadella in the interview.

One can only hope for the best for those that are going to be affected by the upcoming jobs cuts.

Source: Forbes

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