Research In Motion Cuts 2,000 Jobs, Shuffles Upper Management

Research In Motion announced today that the company is making some big changes in their organization, including layoffs and shuffling upper management positions. Approximately 2,000 RIM employees from North America and a few other countries will be cut from the company. Street Insider reports that management changes include making Thorston Heins COO of products and sales, Patrick Spence becoming managing director of global sales and regional marketing, Jim Rowan stepping up as COO of operations, and more.

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