Janet Ong at Bloomberg News reports that Microsoft will add 1,000 engineers in China to the 3,000 it already employs there. About 10% will be in research and the remainder in product development. No word on which products.
Reuters observes that Microsoft’s current total employment in China is 5,000 and Todd Bishop notes that Microsoft currently has 35,000 employees in the Redmond area. No word yet from the labor union trying to organize Microsoft employees and temps, but I’m sure they will have something to say.