- Associated Press - Thursday, July 17, 2014

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says layoffs are not expected at the Fargo campus of Microsoft, which plans to cut 18,000 jobs elsewhere.

Hoeven met Thursday in Washington with Don Morton, site leader of the Fargo Microsoft campus. The Fargo operations have included Microsoft Business Solutions, customer support, payroll and information technology.

Hoeven says the report shows the importance of the technologies that are being developed at the Fargo facility.

Microsoft officials say the record-setting layoffs will allow the company to streamline its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system.

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