BlackBerry Back to Layoffs, Profitability Remains the Goal

CEO John Chen suggested the layoffs had stopped at the end of last year aftter cutting roughly 10,000 employees over the past four years.

It seems that after only a short break, more layoffs are to come. The still-struggling Canadian company admits it has started cutting jobs around the world for purposes of consolidation as it fights to stay afloat financially, particularly aiming to make its hardware once again profitable.

“We have made the decision to consolidate our device software, hardware and applications business, impacting a number of employees around the world,” BlackBerry said in a recent statement.

BlackBerry, which once employed nearly 20,000, now boasts fewer than 7,000 workers.