Microsoft has reduced part of the open vacancies due to the downturn in the economy

Microsoft has reduced part of the open vacancies due to the downturn in the economy

Microsoft has reduced many open vacancies due to the recession, including offers of work in the Azure cloud unit and the Cybersecurity unit.

According to the company, the reduction in recruitment will continue in the foreseeable future, but it has refused to disclose which departments and enterprises will be affected. Microsoft has specified what will be the exceptions for critical positions, as well as the approval of decisions already taken to hire open jobs.

According to the resource, the decision to reduce recruitment has so far affected the development teams of Windows, Office and Teams. In May, the resource also reported a decrease in the recruitment of cybersecurity developers.

Earlier this month, Microsoft reduced less than 1% of the 180,000 staff, mainly in the consulting team and client services, but announced plans to complete the current fiscal year with an increase in staff.

Microsoft's new financial year began on 1 July, and this month is often marked by job losses and employment adjustments, as the company re-evaluates the direction of development and investment; however, such a large-scale rejection of the recruitment plans is unusual for the company and, according to Bloomberg, it is related to fears of an increasing recession due to inflation, events in Ukraine and a protracted pandemic.