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  • Research in Motion lays off workers; Irving office to remain open (Blackberry phone, 200 laid-off)

    11/08/2012 3:46:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | November 7, 2012 | Jeff Bounds, Senior Staff Writer
    Research in Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, did a layoff at its U.S. headquarters in Irving Wednesday, a source familiar with the situation said. The source, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, confirmed that a majority of those affected were call-center staffers. There was speculation that approximately 200 staffers were let go, although the source could not confirm a number. RIM employs in the ballpark of 700 people in Irving, the source said. In an emailed statement, a RIM spokesman declined to comment on the layoff. The company is reducing its global workforce by...