The latest job cuts closely follows company’s announcement that a special committee is exploring “strategic alternatives
The job cuts at BlackBerry Ltd., continues as the Waterloo, Ont.-based smart phone company confirmed that another 100 workers were laid off by the company.
A spokesperson for the company said this week’s job cuts are part of BlackBerry’s “transformation plan” which last month had entered its second phase.
BlackBerry lays off 250 in Waterloo
BlackBerry CEO defends strategy
Last year the company laid off about 5,000 workers as part of a restructuring plan. Three senior executives also left the company this month.
BlackBerry remains in the red, reporting a loss of $84 million in the last quarter despite revenues of up to $3 million.
While public reception to the company’s new BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 handsets have been widely positive, BlackBerry said this month that it was considering alternatives which included “possible joint ventures, strategic partnerships or alliances, the sale of the company or other possible transactions.”
The special committee looking into this includes board chair Barbara Stymiest, CEO Thorsten Heins, Richard Lynn, Bert Nordberg and the committee chair Timothy Dattels.Related Download
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