GitHub, a Microsoft-owned company, has laid off 142 employees in India, including the entire Engineering Team, a person familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.
The company’s offices in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Delhi all received affected individuals.
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A GitHub official responded when informed that this decision was made as part of the company’s reorganization strategy.
“As part of the reorganization plan shared in February, workforce reductions were made on Tuesday as part of difficult but necessary decisions and realignments to both protect the health of our business in the short term and grant us the capacity to invest in our long-term strategy moving forward,” the spokesperson said.
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The spokesperson added that the company’s focus is to ensure that GitHub is a fully integrated platform powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) for developers and customers.
“With this focus, we are consolidating certain business operations, some of which, unfortunately, are based in India and have resulted in job eliminations. We remain committed to serving the Indian market and these changes will not impact our customers and the 10 million (one crore) developers in India who use GitHub daily,” the spokesperson said.
In January, Microsoft announced that it was going to lay off about 10,000 employees in order to better match its cost structure with its income.
On June 2, 2018, Microsoft acquired GitHub in an equity transaction worth USD 7.5 billion.