RIM announced a layoff or approximately 11% of their workforce. Affected employees in North America and several other countries will be notified this week. Thorsten Heins will be taking over as COO, Product and Sales and there will be several other senior management changes announced as well. Rim also plans on making changes in their sales, marketing and operations departments. As of right now both CEO’s are still holding their positions which was a hot debate a few months back when investors, employees and fans cried for new leadership.