|Microsoft Tells Contract Workers to Take Week Off to Lower Costs|
|Reuters News Wire (email@example.com)|
Mon, 22 May 2006 21:08:42 -0500
Microsoft Corp. told more than 1,000 contract workers doing software|
development and testing to take seven business days off without pay to
lower costs during this quarter, the company said on Monday.
Earlier this month, Microsoft asked half of the technology vendors it
The software giant emphasized it was not over-budget, but certain
"It is fairly common within the industry, but not that common for
Microsoft shares have fallen 16 percent since the company said
Microsoft employs over 63,000 workers worldwide, but it would not
Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.
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