Cable & Telecom

BlackBerry cuts 250 jobs at new product testing facility

KITCHENER, ON – BlackBerry laid off 250 employees Thursday from its new product testing facility in Waterloo, Ont. “This is part of the next stage of our turnaround plan to increase efficiencies and scale our company correctly for new opportunities in mobile computing,” said Lisette Kwong, BlackBerry media relations, in a statement. “We will be as transparent as possible as those plans evolve.” CTV News Kitchener reported that the layoffs follow the resignation of David Smith, BlackBerry’s vice-president of mobile computing, who resigned for “personal reasons.” The company announced restructuring efforts just over a year ago that included the layoff...

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