“Sony Ericsson, the beleaguered wireless handset maker, is shutting down its North American headquarters in Research Triangle Park as the company consolidates global operations,” John Murawski reports for The News & Observer.
“The joint venture broke the news to employees this morning at 8 a.m. in a company-wide meeting,” Murawski reports. “The closure, which is expected to happen in the coming months, is part of the company’s strategy to cut its worldwide staff of 10,000 by 20 percent, by shedding 2,000 people.”
Murawski reports, “The 8-year-old company has 425 workers left at its RTP site, about half the number of employees that worked here in recent years. The site includes customer support, customers service, sales, finance market and research and development. As it closes the North Carolina complex, Sony Ericsson is moving its North American headquarters to Atlanta, where currently it has 18 employees.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]