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Sony to Cut 1000 Jobs from Smartphone Division


News by Luke Jones on Wednesday January 28, 2015.

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Sony's recent woes have been well documented. The Japanese electronics giant has had an amazing fall from grace, laying off tens of thousands of workers, selling property, selling its VAIO PC business and still failing to claw out of the red. The Smartphone business has done okay, but it struggling to hit the big time, and even that is now resulting in consequences.

According to Nikkei Business out of Japan, Sony is ready to cut another 1000 employees, this time from its smartphone division. The jobs will be shed in Europe and China and will continue past this initial 1000 as Sony wants to eventually slash 30% from the smartphone division by 2016. That would be 5000 people when all is said and done.

As I mentioned, the Xperia line of smartphones does okay, but for some reason cannot quite crack the market. Sony is changing its strategy to high end devices, but this latest news is another setback for the ailing company.

 
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