Microsoft is closing its Skype offices in London

September 20, 2016

More than 400 jobs to be lost.

Microsoft has announced that it will be consolidating its Skype workforce and will be closing its offices in London. The move is said to affect more than 400 jobs.

“Microsoft is consolidating offices across London, moving employees to Microsoft’s new office at Paddington. As part of this effort, Microsoft reviewed some London-based roles and made the decision to unify some engineering positions, potentially putting at risk a number of globally focused Skype and Yammer roles. We are deeply committed to doing everything we can to help those impacted through this process. Microsoft will be entering into a consultation process and offer new opportunities, where possible,” the company said in a statement.

Redundancies have already affected the company on its various departments, including Windows Phone. It was also said that since Microsoft took over Skype, it has been gradually replacing staff over the years.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
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