The first 13,000 layoffs will happen in the next six months. The bulk of the layoffs are employees Microsoft inherited when it bought Nokia. Positions were overlapping in both factories and on the professional side.
This is the largest round of layoffs in the company's history, costing them up to $1.6 billion. But still yet, Microsoft stock is up over 20 percent since February.
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