The world' software giant, Microsoft Corp. is planning to increase its number of workers in China by 22 percent in the coming year in order to support the new product release such as Windows 8.
Microsoft plans to add upto 1,000 employees in China in addition to the already existing 4,500 workers. The fresh workers will fill positions in marketing, sales, research and services
Financial support for the research in China will be raised to 15 percent from $500 million previously, Zhang Yaqin, Microsoft vice president and chairman of Asia-Pacific research, said at the briefing.
Microsoft's chief executive officer, Ralph for China announced in a press conference in Beijing today.
Ralph addressed his first meeting since his appointment to the post in April. He said, "If you look at the industry and market dynamics, there's no doubt that the opportunity in China is kind of incredible. The pure volume dynamic and scale is incredible here in China."
China accounts for the world's principal market for PC's and mobile phones and so it becomes crucial for Microsoft as they prepare to release Windows 8 next month.