Report: Microsoft cuts 3,000 more jobs, including 638 positions from Seattle area

SEATTLE -- Microsoft announced 3,000 additional cuts to its workforce Wednesday, Geekwire reported. The cuts come as part of the last round of layoffs following a July announcement that nearly 20,000 jobs would be eliminated from the company.

“We've taken another step that will complete almost all the 18,000 reductions announced in July. The reductions happening today are spread across many different business units, and many different countries,"  wrote a Microsoft spokesperson in an email to Q13 FOX News.

According to Geekwire, 638 of the latest cuts will come from the Seattle region, bringing the job loss total in the area up to 2,700 positions cut.

The company announced earlier this year that 18,000 jobs would be eliminated over a period of six months; the company’s biggest round of layoffs ever. Thirteen thousand jobs were eliminated in July, with the remainder to take place over subsequent rounds of cuts.

Microsoft had more than 125,000 full-time employees on its payroll in mid-July. The 18,000 layoffs account for about 14 percent of overall employees.

Many in the latest round of cuts worked in support roles, including finance, human resources and marketing, Geekwire reported.

CEO Satya Nadella said Microsoft was in need of a “culture change.” Microsoft’s rivals, including Google, Apple and Amazon, have in many ways beaten Microsoft at the mobile and cloud game in recent years.

“First, we will simplify the way we work to drive greater accountability, become more agile and move faster,” Nadella said. ” As part of modernizing our engineering processes the expectations we have from each of our disciplines will change.”