Reports from Bloomberg suggests that Blackberry has laid off some of her workers. In an email released yesterday Monday, the company spokeswoman Kara Yi, spread the information – though exact numbers where not released.
Part of the statement read:
“As BlackBerry moves into the next stage of its turnaround, we remain focused on driving efficiencies across our global workforce. 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. As a result, some employees have been impacted. We know that our employees have worked hard on behalf of our company and we are grateful for their commitment and contributions.”
With the renewed focus on software technology, we can conclude that Blackberry reduce its head count in other departments to focus on software over hardware. Likewise, saving revenue in the process. From recent job postings, it appears Blackberry is also hiring people to help with their renewed focus and strategy.