Research In Motion (RIM) is reportedly set to shed at least 2,000 jobs in the coming months as part of an ongoing restructuring of the company.
Several people close to the firm have said the next round of layoffs will see it eliminate at least 2,000 employees and this is planned for Friday June 1st, Canada's Globe and Mail reports.
One source was quoted by Reuters as saying that there could be as many as 6,000 people leaving their posts, affecting all number of departments including legal, marketing, sales and human resources.
This would be the latest in a long line of structural shifts from the company as it looks to reposition itself as a key player in the mobile phone industry.
“The strategic question is: are you accelerating into a better future or shrinking to a niche operation?” one source was quoted as saying.
Posted by Peter Robinson