Microsoft set to cut another 70 jobs in the Republic

Microsoft currently employ around 3,500 people in the Republic.
Microsoft currently employ around 3,500 people in the Republic.

MICROSOFT has confirmed additional redundancies, which could see another 70 jobs go within its Irish operation.

The tech giant said in February this year that it would cut 120 jobs in the Republic as part of it global cost cutting plan.

A further 60 redundancies were announced in March 2023.

Confirming the latest round of jobs cuts, a spokesperson for Microsoft said: “Organisational and workforce adjustments are a necessary and regular part of managing our business.

"We will continue to prioritise and invest in strategic growth areas for our future and in support of our customers and partners.”

Microsoft currently employ around 3,500 people in the Republic.

The tech giant announced plans to reduce its global workforce by 10,000, or 5 per cent, in January.

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It was one of a number of major tech companies to initiate staff culls this year.

Analysis published last week by the Dublin-based EU agency Eurofound, suggested the Republic had been the worst hit in Europe for tech layoffs.

Its research, which examined European-wide job cuts at Facebook parent Meta, Amazon, Salesforce, Microsoft, and Google over the past three years, found 40 per cent of the cuts were in Ireland.

"It is clear that Ireland is by far the country most affected by big tech restructurings, which is not surprising since most of these tech companies’ European or EMEA headquarters are based there,” concluded the EU agency.