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Microsoft to Close Operations in Humacao in 2024

By on September 23, 2021

Microsoft’s offices in Humacao will close down in September of 2024 due to a corporate reorganization process.

According to the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC), the commonwealth carried out different efforts to keep the company in the island, but the closing responds to a business model in which digital and database services should not be located in a single geographic location.

“In addition, this decision responds to financial considerations and risks of climatic events. Microsoft Operations Puerto Rico, LLC validated its commitment to its Puerto Rican employees and the efforts that will be being carried out in the Humacao operations,” said DDEC Secretary, Manuel Cidre.

Microsoft Operations Puerto Rico, LLC announced that it would maintain a remote workforce in Puerto Rico, and that other employees will be relocated globally. The reorganization will be done gradually and will culminate in 2024.

“We thank Microsoft Operations Puerto Rico, LLC for all the years established on the Island and its contribution to the economic development of the Municipality of Humacao. We validate our commitment to spare no effort until the last day, always hoping to continue our business relationship with this very important Company,”Cidre said.