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BlackBerry Laying Off Developers

The struggling smartphone maker hasn't said how many people will lose their jobs.


BlackBerry has announced that it will lay off an undisclosed number of workers, including some focused on mobile development and enterprise application development. The once-dominant smartphone maker currently employs about seven thousand workers worldwide. It has already gone through several rounds of layoffs, most recently in April when it shuttered its offices in Sweden.

In a statement, BlackBerry said, "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." The beleaguered company continues to sell mobile devices, despite lagging sales, and it also sells mobile device management software for enterprises.

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