RIM to lay up to 3000 employees off on August 13

RIM to lay up to 3000 employees off on August 13
According to unofficial sources, RIM is prepping up to part ways with about 3000 of its employees on August 13. If the rumor is to be believed, those who are currently working on the upcoming BlackBerry 10 or enterprise sales should feel relatively safe for their jobs. The positions which are being eyed my the management include customer service, non-enterprise sales, human resources, Global Repair Services and even marketing.

Earlier, RIM announced plans to cut about 5000 jobs in its quest to saving $1 billion in annual costs (the same quest that persuaded the manufacturer to sell one of its company jets). And after laying 2000 off, the company is now prepping up to send 3000 more home. Will this help the company survive the slump? Having a small and flexible team does help in such dire situations, although RIM has reduced its personnel quite dramatically, going from about 16,500 employees to 10,000 in just a few months. Let's hope it's for the better.

source: Cantech via MobileSyrup

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6 Comments

1. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

how dare rim...

2. lyndon420

Posts: 6746; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Can't run a business trying to sell something that no one wants now. Nokia is pretty much going down the same path. It's too bad...they used to have good products years ago. I think that Microsoft is waiting for Nokia's stock to be almost worthless before seriously marketing their Windows Phones, that way Nokia will be forced to accept a bargin basement deal from Microsoft for a buyout. That way Microsoft keeps their costs low as they pray for their products success...which most likely won't be very significant unless Android falls off the planet (something I'm sure Microsoft doesn't want to see happen).

3. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Where will they head to?

4. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

RIM to lay off up to 3000 employees on August 13 - reads better this way

5. Y_S_L

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Nokia and BB will head down...

6. SugarShockFrantic

Posts: 73; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

poor blackberry they're dying

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