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Sony to slash 10,000 jobs worldwide

04-10-2012 10:16 BJT

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Sony will cut 10,000 jobs by as early as the year-end, the Nikkei newspaper reported earlier on Monday. The cut represents about six percent of the company’s global workforce as its new CEO Kazuo Hirai comes under pressure to return the Japanese consumer electronics and entertainment company to profit after four years in the red.

The Nikkei said half the job cuts would come from consolidating the firm’s chemicals and small and midsize LCD operations. The newspaper said it was not clear how many of the cuts would take place in Japan or overseas.

Hirai is set to brief media and investors on the company’s business plans this Thursday.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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