Following mass layoffs at Microsoft earlier this year which also hit the Xbox team, it's been confirmed another round of job cuts has taken place.
In a report by GeekWire, a new filing shows 276 layoffs — and 210 of these jobs have been at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The layoffs cover fields such as customer service, support and the sales team, with the remaining cuts being remote jobs. The Xbox division does not appear to have been affected this time around.
These are tied to organisational restructures - here's the official statement from Microsoft (via GeekWire):
“Organizational and workforce adjustments are a necessary and regular part of managing our business. We will continue to prioritize and invest in strategic growth areas for our future and in support of our customers and partners.”
This latest round of layoffs follows mass cuts in January, which saw 10,000 jobs axed company-wide. This also impacted companies such as the Halo team 343 Industries, with the developer "hit hard" by the cuts.