Struggling BlackBerry maker Research In Motion said Wednesday that it has started laying off employees as part of its restructuring plan aimed at saving about $1 billion this year.
RIM said in May that there would be “significant layoffs” this year. On Wednesday, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company declined to provide numbers, but will offer an update when it reports quarterly financial results on June 28.
RIM had about 16,500 employees in early May. The company cut 2,000 jobs last July.News Tribune news services