An attempt to save $1bn in operating costs.
RIM's had an incredibly shocking year. It's PlayBook sales continue to fall, which recently caused the firm to axe its 16GB model, while signal failures and lawsuits are just another day in the life of the Canadian OEM.
Now, Business Week reports that the firm has launched a new 'cost-saving effort', which could leave as many as 3,000 RIM staff members jobless.
Tenille Kennedy, RIM spokeswoman, said: "RIM has committed to achieving significant efficiencies and operating cost reductions over the course of this fiscal year. Headcount reductions are part of this initiative."
With the redundancies in place, combined with the running of various RIM sites, the firm expects to save around $1 billion in operating costs this fiscal year.
RIM is currently in the process of developing its BlackBerry 10 OS, which is set to take on rivals, iOS and Android, while it recently partnered with the latter for the BlackBerry Runtime for Android app-porting service.