Microsoft is to cut an additional 60 jobs from its Irish-based workforce as part of global cost-cutting plans announced in January.

It comes on top of 120 layoffs that Microsoft Ireland confirmed last month bringing the total number of Irish-based redundancies to 180.

The company employs more than 3,500 people in Ireland across a variety of roles including operations, sales, engineering and product development.

Irish-based staff were informed of the additional 60 layoffs today.

It is understood that because every organisation and business function at Microsoft is represented at its Irish operations, the impact of the global cuts will take some time to work through and be implemented in Ireland.

In January, Microsoft announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs globally, which is less than 5% of its total workforce.

At the time, chief executive Satya Nadella said customers wanted to "optimise their digital spend to do more with less" and "exercise caution as some parts of the world are in a recession and other parts are anticipating one".

There has been a series of job loss announcements in the tech sector in recent months from firms such as Twitter, Meta, Stripe, Amazon, Intel, Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, PayPal, HubSpot and Dell.