Hundreds of BlackBerry UK employees set to lose their jobs
Following the announcement that phone manufacturer BlackBerry is about to slash 4,500 staff worldwide in a bid to significantly reduce operational costs, the company also revealed that hundreds of British staff at BlackBerry’s European headquarters in Slough will be made redundant.
As a news report on this topic reveals, due to the very low level of popularity the company’s smartphones have enjoyed over the past couple of years, BlackBerry expects to make a loss of nearly $1bn (£624m) in just three months.
For the time being, it’s estimated that BlackBerry has around 1,000 employees in the UK, mainly based in the Berkshire HQ with other offices in Birmingham, Cambridgeshire and Glasgow.
The proportion of job losses is expected to be fairly evenly distributed around BlackBerry’s more than 100 global offices, which suggests that there could be around 400 redundancies in Britain.
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