We have been hearing reports from fans around the world about BlackBerry slimming down their teams to fall in line with their workforce reduction efforts. BlackBerry announced that they plan on going down by 4,500 employees and it seems to be a painful process. The latest reported in the news is another 300 employees let off in Waterloo. BlackBerry had this to say to CBC about the report:
"As previously mentioned, we are in a period of transition and we must focus on enhancing our financial results to be in a better position to compete in this current mobile environment," BlackBerry spokesperson Rebecca Freiburger wrote in an e-mail to CBC News.
"As such, BlackBerry has implemented an ongoing workforce reduction," she wrote. "This week’s reduction includes approximately 300 in Waterloo."
"We recognize our local employees’ hard work on behalf of our company and the difficulty of this news. And we will do everything in our power to treat our employees with compassion, while offering support during this time of transition."
Pretty much in line with what they have said before. Best of wishes to those who were laid off. Hopefully this helps BlackBerry in the long run as a viable company.