Microsoft downsizes its international sales force this week, laying off a small percentage of its employees, according to credible sources.
The staff reduction is smaller than the round of layoffs a year ago, as per reports from the anonymous source, who wasn’t apparently certain regarding the exact figures since there was no official announcement disclosed as of yet.
The move isn’t a sign of any changing strategy and is essentially the normal course of business for Microsoft, which began its 2019 fiscal year last week.
In 2017, Microsoft cut thousands of jobs or a total of less than 10% of its total sales force.
Microsoft performed the largest sales reorganization in its history last year in 2017.