The past few weeks of Sony’s financial turmoil will be taking an effect soon as the multibillion dollar corporation prepares to slash 10,000 jobs from its workforce. Develop reports that the jobs are all going to be stricken from the chemicals, TV’s, sales and marketing side of the company and that the gaming division will be spared any swinging axes.
A Sony rep told Brand Republic that “the official 90-day consultation is likely to heavily impact on sales and marketing-related roles as Sony seeks to cut-out ‘duplication’ as part of its new plan.” The business and R&D parts of Sony will not be seeing any layoff attention.
This is all part of Sony’s plan to slash operating costs by a third while maintaining focus on their strongest performing divisions, which just happens to include their gaming sector along with phones and imaging.
Only 1,000 of the cuts will happen in Sony Europe. 5,000 of the cuts are expected to happen in its chemicals and LCD section. The 10,000 figure represents a 6% cut of total Sony workforce.