Microsoft is closing the Xbox division of R&D in China
Microsoft continues its internal reorganization in all of its divisions worldwide. As part of the new wave of cuts, the American company suddenly decided to dismiss all employees of the centre for research and development (R&D) at the Xbox in Shenzhen, China, local media reported.
Claim that the company will move operations this R&D in the US, despite the lack of official statements from the headquarters in Redmond.
According to the publication in Shenzhen Business News, leadership, Microsoft held an emergency meeting with employees in late October, at which they were informed that the R&D division will be closed.
However, no one received usual in such cases, notice of one month. Microsoft has offered workers compensation in the amount of $ 2,560 plus one month’s wages. However, the staff EN masse refused to sign the agreement and urged the company to comply with the local rules.
It’s surprising that Microsoft deactivates the input maps of all employees without notice. The workers were stopped at the entrance when I tried to enter the office building.
«Many of us worked overtime last night. But our input card failed, when we came into the office this morning,» said a worker quoted by ZDNet. In the second half of day employees was withdrawn.
According to Chinese regulations, when employees are cut, the employer is obliged to notify this one month and to pay compensation in the amount of one salary, which must be multiplied by the number of years spent in the company.
In the latest round of cuts Microsoft has released of his duties a total of 3000 employees worldwide. Until the end of the year it is expected another wave of cuts.
Earlier in July, after the acquisition of mobile business Nokia, with the result that Microsoft has grown by 25 000 new workers, CEO Satya Nadella announced that all over the world will be reduced to 18 000 employees.