Microsoft to hire at least 400 Yahoo workers

The Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 6:04 PM

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Microsoft will hire at least 400 workers from Yahoo as part of the companies' proposed Internet search partnership.

The plans detailed in a regulatory filing Tuesday affect about 3 percent of Yahoo's 13,000 employees. Microsoft currently has about 91,000 workers.

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo said when the alliance was announced last week that some employees would be offered jobs at Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft, but didn't provide a specific number.

The Yahoo workers only will be offered jobs at Microsoft if antitrust regulators approve the deal, something that isn't expected to happen until the beginning of next year at the earliest.

Under the proposal, Microsoft's technology will power the search engine and search advertising on Yahoo's Web site.

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