Lars-Göran Nilsson at Fudzilla writes:
"The rumour that Microsoft was set to lay off people in January 15th 2009 is no longer a rumour but a fact. Staff at Microsoft has been informed that the company is readying major layoffs to its worldwide operations and it's not a small cut either.
Currently Microsoft employs about 90,000 people across the world and from what we're hearing, some 15,000 of those are expected to be giving marching orders come January 15th. That's almost 17 percent of Microsoft's total work force, not exactly a small number."