Please help find a suitable job, pleads sacked Indian-origin Microsoft worker
Several retrenched staff exploring new opportunities in Data Science and ML engineering segments
Microsoft currently has over 2,20,000 employees and this round of layoffs affects around 10,000 jobs. The Microsoft layoffs will especially hit its hardware vertical like Xbox gaming consoles, PC accessories, Surface laptops, AR HoloLens headsets and more, as it brings changes to its hardware portfolio. The tech giant is expected to announce big revenue drops in Windows and devices segments next week, reports The Verge
New Delhi: As Microsoft begins job cuts, affected employees have started looking for new jobs on LinkedIn, and among those impacted is an Indian-origin worker in the US who says "she is on visa and has limited time."
Harshita Jhavar, a data and applied scientist at Microsoft, who spent four years in the company in Washington, writes in her LinkedIn post, "I am affected by the layoffs at Microsoft today. Many teams from the hardware side fell on the chopping block within Microsoft".
"I am on a visa and have limited time to find a new position," she added.
The Indian-origin worker is looking for new opportunities in the domain of data science and ML engineering to align her career, visa status, and family responsibilities. Jhavar concluded her LinkedIn post by saying, "Please help me find a suitable position to connect with a team where I can have a relevant role to play. I will be persistent until I crack my next move."
Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella said in a note to employees that the layoffs, which would affect about 5 percent of Microsoft's workforce, would be completed by the end of March, with notifications beginning Wednesday. Microsoft currently has more than 2,20,000 employees, and this round of layoffs affects around 10,000 jobs.