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June 29, 2015

Gates Foundation Eliminates a Quarter of IT Staff

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has cut 33 of 129 jobs in its information-technology department as part of a reorganization of the unit, GeekWire reports. The Seattle-based philanthropy cited the "changing digital landscape" in confirming the layoffs in response to an inquiry from the technology-news website.

"We are now focusing on smaller, more agile teams and rebalancing our IT investment in new digital technologies. Unfortunatel,y this means that 33 positions are being eliminated," a Gates spokesperson said in a statement. The foundation had a staff of 1,376 of as March.