- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A new round of staff cuts at Microsoft could have an effect in Fargo.

Senior director and Fargo site leader Don Morton tells KFGO-AM (https://bit.ly/XMnRWL ) that a number of positions will be eliminated in Fargo. He says employees have been made aware of the scheduled layoffs and a support program is in place.

Morton in July told U.S. Sen. John Hoeven that no layoffs were planned in Fargo as part of a worldwide workforce reduction of 18,000 people that was announced at that time.

The company hasn’t announced the specific number of people it plans to cut from its Fargo operation.

The station reports Microsoft employed nearly 900 people in the area in 2013, and 700 others worked for vendors at the Fargo campus.

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