Microsoft plans to lay off nearly 3,000 more jobs over the next year across its smartphone hardware business and global sales division.
The latest cuts heap misery on Microsoft staff, after the software giant confirmed in May that 1,850 jobs would be lost at its mobile wing—even as its Windows and devices veep Terry Myerson insisted: "we're scaling back, but we're not out!"
Microsoft bought Nokia's devices and services business in 2013 for €5.4 billion $7.1 billion , bringing with it what would quickly unravel into one of the worst tech acquisitions of all time.
By July 2014—just three months into that buyout—Microsoft had wiped out 18,000 jobs, mostly in phone hardware affecting many of the staff who had joined as part of the Nokia deal.
A year later, it had wrote-off more than $7 billion following its disastrous Nokia acquisition, when a further 7,800 people were shown the door.
Microsoft's latest round of redundancies has hit another 2,850 jobs.