Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Closes Silicon Valley Research Lab

Microsoft will be laying off 2,100 workers and shuttering its Mountain View research lab, according to reports.

Microsoft's goal is to eliminate 18,000 workers, and the 2,100 will make the company almost 12 percent closer to that goal, according to Reuters. The 18,000 workers would be about 14 percent of Microsoft's global workers.

The Silicon Valley research lab means 50 workers will lose their jobs and Microsoft will consolidate its research and development at its headquarters in Redmond, Wash., as well as Boston and New York.

Microsoft will still have 2,500 employees at its Mountain View campus, the report said. California will lose 160 jobs and another 747 will be lost in Seattle. The other jobs will be part of Microsoft's global operations.

Chief executive Satya Nadella set the goal of 18,000 layoffs and already cut 13,000 jobs in July. That means the company has only about 2,900 job to slash before meeting its goal in the next nine months. 
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