Microsoft Joins Peers In Hiring Slowdown Amid Economic Volatility

  • Microsoft Corp MSFT looks to slow hiring in its Windows, Office, and Teams chat and conferencing software groups, Bloomberg reports.
  • Recently, Microsoft disclosed plans to double its budget for salary increases and boosting stock grants to retain key workers.
  • Microsoft's slowdown was not companywide, and overall it will continue to hire with additional focus on where those resources go.
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  • Microsoft mentioned a need to realign staffing priorities amid global economic uncertainty as such caution was typical in periods of economic volatility.
  • Recently chipmaker Nvidia Corp NVDA shared its plans for a hiring slowdown. 
  • Meta Platforms Inc FBSnap Inc SNAP, and Salesforce Inc CRM have also undertaken similar measures. 
  • Price Action: MSFT shares traded higher by 0.39% at $266.95 in the premarket on the last check Friday.
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