Due to the financial trauma experienced by RIM, the company has decided to layoff more employees in an attempt to cut $1 billion by 2013.
According to a source, 3000 RIM staffs could go back home next week. However, the move has not been officially confirmed by RIM.
Techcrunch interviewed RIM’s global cooperate communication manager this afternoon; she never denied that there will be more layoffs on the table. She added that RIM is “moving quickly for the impacted employees”. As it was earlier communicated by RIM. The company plans to empty up to 5,000 positions within the current financial quarter, although as RIM is yet to point out the affected regions and departments, it seems the BlackBerry 10 team will not be affected, at least for now.
RIM’s representative today mentioned it over those BB 10 employees will not be affected. The company has delayed its next generation mobile device from later this year to early 2013. The project seemingly needs all possible helps.
Earlier in July before slashing 2000 workers, RIM has approximately 16, 000 staffs worldwide, but after concluding the next layoffs, about 9000 employees will be left as RIM’s staff, a reasonable amount compared when RIM employed around 20, 000 people.
As for the rumor about IBM purchasing RIM’s enterprise division, another spokesman from RIM refused to give a comment about that.