RIM to lay off 2,000 workers
BlackBerry maker announces consolidation, jobs cuts
- By Washington Technology staff
- Jul 26, 2011
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion announced on July 25
that it will lay off more than 10 percent of its workforce or about 2,000 of
19,000 employees beginning this week.
As the popularity of its smart phone declines, RIM officials
are also making an effort to streamline the company by having many executives promoted
to positions of more leadership and by consolidating all product engineering
functions, reports TechCrunch.
Current COO Dan Morrison will be retiring and will be replaced by former COO
of Product Engineering Thorsten Heins who will serve in an expanded role as COO
of Product and Sales, the article said.