From: Ravi Venkatesan
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 7:44 PM IST
To: One Microsoft in India (FTEs)
Cc: India Leadership Team
I Hope that you have had a chance to read the email from Steve Ballmer and Kevin Turner about our continued efforts to realign resources and control expenses.
In the recent weeks, we have taken a careful look at every aspect of our business in order to make the necessary adjustments to align our resources with the right short-term and long term business priorities. The fundamental reset of the economy has created a new reality for the company and we have to take the appropriate and necessary actions to create a more focused organization.
I am saddened to share that about one percent of the net rolls across India will be impacted by the realignment. While the impact is across almost all business units, the highest impact is across MSIT and SMSG.
Please rest assured that India remains a priority for Microsoft, both from a talent and a market perspective. We will continue to hire and create employment opportunities in line with the recovery and growth of the economy and make strategic investments which are best suited to the current economic environment.
These are difficult times and we are deeply concerned for our colleagues who find their roles impacted by this situation. We are committed to doing whatever we can do, including helping them find appropriate assignments either in India or internationally.
Thank you for all your hard work and commitment in these challenging times.
India Leadership Team