BlackBerry cuts another 250 employees in Waterloo

Deja vu — Another Monday and more job cuts at BlackBerry.

According to a report in The Record, BlackBerry has cut another 250 people from the Waterloo headquarters. The company previously reported plans to slash 4,500 employees with a bigger goal to reclaim their success in the smartphone space.

These cuts bring the total loss of Canadian jobs to over 1,000 — both Waterloo and Nova Scotia have been impacted.

BlackBerry noted in a statement that “As previously mentioned, we are in a period of transition and we must focus on enhancing our financial results to be in a better position to compete in this current mobile environment… As such, BlackBerry has implemented an ongoing workforce reduction that will impact approximately 4,500 employees globally over the next three quarters. This week’s reduction includes approximately 250 employees in Waterloo.”