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November 19, 2008 at 8:31 AM

Microsoft shareholder meeting: Ballmer expects much slower hiring this year and next

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, speaking at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Bellevue this morning, said the economic downturn will certainly have an impact on the company’s business.

The company is looking at every aspect of its business for opportunities to reduce costs; utilize resources more efficiently, and “much, much slower growth, particular in headcount, for the remainder of this financial year and, I suspect into the next financial year,” Ballmer said.

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