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Sony to cut A/NZ jobs

Sony to cut A/NZ jobs

Follows announcement of 5000 global redundancies

Sony Electronics Australia has confirmed it will make cuts to its Australian and New Zealand (A/NZ) workforce across its sales, marketing and support departments.

The company released a statement that said it has implemented some organisational changes that will result in redundancies across the region.

The brief statement reads:

“In line with Sony Corporation’s February 6 earnings announcement outlining global headcount reduction, together with the decision to cease ranging VAIO products in the ANZ markets as of June 2014, Sony has implemented some organisational changes resulting in a number of redundancies across A/NZ.”

A spokesperson for Sony declined to comment on the exact number of redundancies.

The cuts follow an announcement made in February that the company will be shedding 5000 jobs globally including 1500 at its headquarters in Japan.

This came along with speculation that the Electronics giant will be looking to offload its struggling PC arm, VAIO.

Sony had a good last quarter in 2013, reporting a net profit of $US266 million. The result is attributed to Playstation 4 and smartphone sales.

The company is focused on tightening its belt and concentrating on products that it considers more profitable, such as high-end televisions, gaming and mobile devices.

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