Microsoft is reportedly about to lay off ‘thousands’ of staff worldwide

A report from TechCrunch says Microsoft is planning a massive worldwide layoff to restructure its salesforce.

An anonymous source told the site that the move would be announced this week and involve “thousands” of workers around the world.

The reorganisation will include a merger involving Microsoft’s “enterprise customer unit and one or more of its SME-focused divisions,” TechCrunch reports.

An earlier report from Bloomberg also mentioned that a reorganisation was in the works, saying it would involve a shift towards added emphasis in Microsoft’s cloud business. “The shifts will be some of the most significant in the sales force in years,” it said.

Microsoft didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Get the latest Microsoft stock price here.

NOW WATCH: We drove a brand-new Tesla Model X from San Francisco to New York — here’s what happened