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Microsoft Tries to Reassure Contractors About Rule Changes

Seattle Times (08/13/15) Matt Day

New policies for Microsoft contractors, due to be implemented in January, have some observers concerned that layoffs are imminent, a fear that the software company is trying to alleviate. The new rules mandate a six-month break from access to the company’s property and network for contractors who have worked there for 18 consecutive months. Although the company expects “the significant majority” of the contractors will not be subject to the new vendor policy, some of the companies that supply workers to Microsoft are skeptical and are preparing for job losses at the end of 2015.