BlackBerry Begins Laying Off Workers

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BlackBerry Sees 4th Quarter ProfitIn a move designed to cut costs and improve its future earnings, BlackBerry has begun the process of laying off part of their handset workforce.

The moves were confirmed this past Saturday in a statement released to industry outlets from BlackBerry themselves.

The letter began: “As we continue executing our plan for BlackBerry’s turnaround, we remain focused on driving efficiencies across our global workforce.

As the Company moves into its next stage of the turnaround, our intention is to reallocate resources in ways that will best enable us to capitalize on growth opportunities while driving toward sustainable profitability across all facets of our business.” There is no exact number of just how many employees would be released by the company presently.

The news comes months after their CEO, John Chen announced that the company was in the midst of being ahead of schedule on their turnaround at the Mobile World Conference held in Barcelona, Spain.

BlackBerry also declared that they looked to introduce four new devices to the market this year, beginning with the BlackBerry Leap, a touchscreen phone that will valued at $275 on release.

Christopher A. Smith

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