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More layoffs at RIM as it aims to cut costs

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More layoffs at RIM as it aims to cut costs
Almost exactly a year after Research In Motion announced its starting to lay off its employees to cut costs, the BlackBerry maker is now expected to slash up to 6,000 more jobs as its situations only worsened in the past year.

“RIM has committed to achieving significant efficiencies and operating cost reductions over the course of this fiscal year,” a RIM spokesperson said for The Waterloo Record yesterday. “Our financial target is to drive at least $1 billion in savings by the end of fiscal 2013. Head count reductions are part of this initiative.”

RIM is struggling with no new models announced and it’s trying hard to make it through the transition period that will bring it the brand new BlackBerry 10 and the first devices with the new operating system around the end of the year. 

The Canadian phone maker already cut 2,000 jobs earlier in 2012.


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posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:37 7

1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Sure, the workers are always "excess" expense. How about the CEO??? How much is his salary again???

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 10:50 3

6. PhoneLuver (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


I always feel sorry for the workers! You would have had to be blind deaf and dumb to continue making the same mistakes these CEFools made! (When I say CEFool I include Elop!)

Somehow they should be held accountable for their actions, but no, they all get golden handshakes instead!

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 11:12 2

7. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Accountability??? Nah, that's for us peasants.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 11:22 2

8. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


and golden showers?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 11:52 1

9. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


*rimshot*

Keep 'em coming.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 12:04 1

10. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


rim jobs being whipped clean.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:38 3

2. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Just switch to Android. I am certain there is a huge market for an Android phone with he BB form factor and Rim Qwerty keyboard + BBM and Email services.

It's never too late. And Android is free to license.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:47 1

3. brianisatwit (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


" And Android is free to license". Not true. Microsoft and other patent holders mean a license fee has to be paid by anyone shipping Android handsets. Microsoft and others making healthy revenues from Android. BBM on Android would also be subject to a license fee arrangement.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 10:07 2

4. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


this story should be headlined " RIM jobs in jeopardy!!"

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 10:18 2

5. dcgore (Posts: 207; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


It is the beginning of the end.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 16:58

11. residualhatred (Posts: 25; Member since: 28 May 2012)


They just need to go ahead and wave that white flag.

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