Microsoft has laid off “dozens” of its employees from its offices in Finland, according to Finnish newspaper, Helsigin Sanomat. The report didn’t mention the exact number of job cuts at the company, but it did say that they were heavily targeted towards those involved with marketing.
Last year, Microsoft said that was going to eliminate 7,800 jobs from the Nokia business. However, a Microsoft spokesperson told ZDNet, that the job cuts happening right now weren’t a part of the original 7,800. A majority of those were focused on those involved with the phone business. He said, “The job reductions were spread across more than one business area and country and reflect adaptations to business needs. We go through this process in the most thoughtful manner possible, with the deepest respect for affected individuals.”
Last month, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella admitted in an interview that the company’s smartphone market was unsustainable. However, he argued that the company was focusing on creating a world where services being accessed by a phone were more important than the device itself.