Research in Motion is reportedly looking to get leaner and meaner and that’s expected to result in thousands of layoffs.
Multiple media reports suggest the BlackBerry maker is poised to layoff up to 6,000 workers world-wide.  
The Financial Post reports the cuts would be broad-based and affect everything from marketing and sales to legal, operations and human resources.
A RIM spokesperson would not comment on the reports other than to point out chief executive, Thorsten Heins is on record as saying the company needs to streamline operations and reduce costs by one-billion-dollars.
The cuts would follow a move last July by the company that saw 2,000 jobs axed.
RIM currently boasts a global workforce of around 16,500 people.
It’s not clear when these layoffs will happen, but some sources suggest June 1st is a likely date for an announcement – the day before RIM’s first quarter ends.