Just a few months after firing no less than 7,800 employees, Microsoft has returned to lay off another 1,000 workers, slightly less than 1% of its global workforce. This new round of layoffs took place after the software giant announced its earnings for the 3rd quarter of 2015 (Q3 2015), where its profits fall by 54 percent over the same period last year.

“The job reductions were spread across more than one business area and country and reflect adaptations to business needs,” a company spokesman told The New York Times.

While previous layoffs affected mostly to drive smart phone company (formerly Nokia), it is said that the recent job cuts have affected the financial and legal departments of the company, although no official confirmation on the same.

Via: GSMarena