Blackberry To Hack Workforce
The cutbacks come as the Ontario-based company works under CEO John Chen to make its device unit profitable again, BlackBerry said in an e-mailed statement.
But the company is declining to reveal how many employees will be affected. It had 7000 employees worldwide in September last year. “We have made the decision to consolidate our device software, hardware and applications business, impacting a number of employees around the world,” BlackBerry said in the statement.
With its global market share falling to less than 1 percent, Chen has been expanding Blackberry’s efforts in software, making applications that work on other manufacturers’ mobile devices.