RIM to Lay Off 2,000 or More Employees as Part of Major Global Restructuring

Waterloo's Research In Motion is slated to lay off a minimum of 2,000 employees in the coming weeks as part of a major global restructuring, according to several people close to the company. RIM has roughly 16,500 employees worldwide.

If true—and it seems that it cannot be false judging by the quantity of inside sources—this will be RIM's second significant downsizing in the past year.

And one former RIM executive is quoted as saying in The Globe and Mail that the BlackBerry maker has been secretly firing people "for months" outside of the mass layoffs.

RIM refuses comment on the layoffs, dismissing them as "speculation," the company does not respond to. 

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only... more

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Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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