Microsoft creating 4,000 jobs in UK

Microsoft has pledged to create 4,000 new jobs in the UK as part of a major government initiative.

The Windows, Xbox and search engine giant is one of 19 organisations taking part in a new Downing Street scheme to boost the private electronics sector.

It is not known which areas of Microsoft’s business will be targeted for the workforce surge, though the scheme exhibit’s Microsoft’s broader aim to expand business in the country.

Some of those jobs will come via the Microsoft’s apprenticeships programme, which will help train unemployed young people across Britain.

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