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Canada's RIM to reportedly cut 2,000 jobs

  • Research In Motion (RIM) is set for a major restructuring that will see it cut at least 2,000 jobs worldwide, according to a report in the Globe and Mail.

    The Canadian newspaper cited several people close to the company, with the next round of layoffs due to take place around June 1, a day before the BlackBerry smartphone maker's first quarter ends.

    One source said the layoffs could hit as many as 6,000 people and affect the company’s legal, marketing, sales, operations and human resources departments.

    RIM currently employs around 16,500 staff globally, down from a peak of close to 20,000.

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