Phone maker BlackBerry axed 50 staff here to cut costs
About 50 staff in Singapore were let go in BlackBerry's latest attempt to cut costs.
Sources told The Straits Times that the latest round of cuts was made last month, and involved mostly sales and marketing staff. The firm is now left with about 200 employees - mostly in technical support positions - in Singapore.
When contacted, a BlackBerry spokesman confirmed there were job losses but would not provide details. "This is, of course, disappointing news for our employees, but it is imperative that we make the necessary changes to drive the company towards profitability," she said.
The sale of BlackBerry, to a private equity consortium led by Toronto-based financial services holding firm Fairfax Financial, was announced on Monday.