Microsoft has announced a range of redundancies and job losses at its UK software and hardware development hub, as it attempts to fend off a wave of job cuts and job cuts elsewhere.
The company said in a statement that it has “reduced our workforce to approximately 50 people in our UK and Ireland sites”.
The statement said it had “discontinued a series of temporary job cuts”.
The company did not elaborate on what jobs had been axed.
The statement did not say how many of those jobs had previously been full time.
Microsoft’s decision comes after a year in which the company lost more than $1 billion in the UK and $700 million in Ireland.
The UK’s technology sector employs more than half of the country’s workforce.
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced it would lay off 200 workers from its headquarters in Brighton.