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Beleaguered BlackBerry cuts dozens of US-based jobs: Report

'The layoffs are part of rolling job cuts that have been ongoing for several weeks.'

Written by Reuters | Published: September 11, 2013 5:27:39 pm

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd cut several dozen jobs from its US sales team on Monday,a newspaper reported,citing people familiar with the matter. The layoffs are part of rolling job cuts that have been ongoing for several weeks,the people told the paper.

“I can confirm a small number of employees were laid off today,” a company spokesman told the newspaper,without providing additional details.

BlackBerry,which has bled market share to rivals including Apple Inc’s iPhone and phones using Google Android technology,said last month it was weighing its options,which could include an outright sale.

News of the layoffs was first reported by Canadian technology blog Cantech Letter.

BlackBerry could not immediately be reached for comment outside of regular US business hours.

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