Mass layoffs no easy task – is BlackBerry doing it right?Don’t leak news until all your ducks are in a row: ExpertBy Sarah Dobson11/18/2013|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/27/2013 Back in 2001, in the months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Cissy Pau was an HR manager at an aerospace company facing major losses. In the end, it had to lay off three-quarters of its staff, or about 350 people, over a two-year span.BlackBerry is facing a similar situation today — albeit on a much larger scale. In September, it announced an “ongoing workforce reduction” that will amount to 4,500 employees or about 40 per cent of its workforce. At press time, a few hundred employees had already been let go. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.