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RIM may cut at Least 2,000 jobs in restructuring

Research in Motion is preparing for a major restructuring beginning in the next couple of weeks that will see it eliminate at least 2,000 jobs worldwide, the Globe and Mail reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources.

The Canadian newspaper, citing several people close to the company, reported that the next round layoffs is said to be planned for around 1 June – a day before the BlackBerry smartphone maker’s first quarter ends – but some expect the announcement even earlier.

One source close to the company told Reuters the impending layoffs could hit as many as 6,000 people and affect RIM’s legal, marketing, sales, operations, and human resources divisions. 

(Source: CNBC)