Sony to cut 10,000 jobs, 6% of workforce

Macworld Australia Staff
9 April, 2012
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Sony plans to cut 10,000 jobs, or about 6 percent of its global workforce, according to a Nikkei report, as part of new Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai’s restructuring plans.

Hirai plans to cut the 10,000 jobs by the end of this year, plus seven executives, including chairman and former CEO Howard Stringer, could be asked to cut back and return their bonuses, after the company recorded a $3.2 billion loss for 2011.

The cuts would come from consolidating the company’s chemicals and LCD businesses, and it’s not clear whether Sony will cut its workforce in Japan or overseas, the report said.

Kazuo Hirai, who took over as Sony’s Chief Executive earlier this month, is scheduled to brief the company this Thursday to outline his strategy for the coming years.




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