Microsoft has announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs as it seeks to reduce its global workforce by just under 5%.
Tech companies across the world have announced staff cuts as the global economy slows; earlier this year, Amazon announced plans to cut 18,000 jobs globally.
It is believed that around 100 Amazon staff in Ireland will be made redundant.
In November, Twitter announced that 140 workers in Ireland would lose their jobs as CEO Elon Musk seeks to cut costs.
Microsoft employs 3,500 people in Dublin and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the layoffs were “difficult, but necessary”.
“While we are eliminating roles in some areas, we will continue to hire in key strategic areas,” he said in a statement.
Main image: Microsoft Ireland’s new 34,000 sqm campus in Leopardstown Co.Dublin. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie.