Internal Microsoft to employees: ‘We plan to right-size our manufacturing operations’ The tech giant has announced plans to lay off 18,000 employees. One memo announcing those layoffs was full of business-speak. By Matt WilsonJuly 18, 2014 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.