RIM would lay off 2,000 employees next week
The restructuring plan was anticipated to be happening in Research in Motion, seems to be about to take its first and not very good fruit: report by Canada’s Globe and Mail, before it reaches the month of June there will be a whopping of 2,000 layoffs within the company.
The figure is in no case less, considering that more than 16,000 RIM employees scattered around the world. And the situation could be worse, since from Reuters report that strong close to the company even give numbers up to 6,000 jobs that would come to be eliminated altogether. Translating this number to a percentage (37%) means that the restructuring could be drastic.
Yet despite the numbers, RIM this is not at all surprising when you know in a while their numbers are in decline, either in terms of profits and losses as well as relevance and market share. One source says that these dramatic changes in lead RIM to wonder if this really is the beginning of the plan to build a better future, or simply a reduction in size in the process of focusing its operations within a niche.
One thing is certain: the changes will not end here. It ends a new quarter for RIM, so it will be interesting to hear his report for the next financial period ended.
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