Research in Motion said it has begun cutting jobs as part of an effort to save $1 billion this year.
RIM, which is based in Canada, said last month that it would be conducting "significant layoffs" this year.
The company, the maker of BlackBerry phones, said Wednesday that it has "reduced some positions as part of its program and may continue to do so as the company methodically works through a review of the business," according to the Associated Press.
The company did not go into further details regarding the cuts it was beginning to make but said it would at its upcoming quarterly report June 28.
Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, who spoke with the AP, said RIM could lay off as many as 6,000 people associated with its older software and manufacturing platforms.