Microsoft Layoff Toll in WA: 872

1/26/09

Washington State’s Employment Security Department has confirmed that 872 Microsoft employees are losing their jobs in Seattle, Redmond, Issaquah, and Bellevue. The layoffs are effective March 23. Last Thursday, Microsoft announced it was slashing 1,400 jobs immediately, with up to 5,000 to be cut in the next 18 months.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @

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