Report: Sony Planning to Restructure, Cutting 10,000 Jobs

Sony’s new CEO Kaz Hirai is looking to change things up big time at Sony Corp. with the hopes of turning the company around in 2012. As such, a major restructuring is taking place, and recent reports indicate that Sony will be cutting a whopping 6% of its entire workforce.

According to reports from the Associated Press, the layoffs will take place over the course of the next twelve months and will play a major role in Hirai’s plans to turn Sony into a much more focused company. There’s no word yet on exactly which divisions will be hit the hardest, but judging by Hirai’s latest statements regarding a greater emphasis on gaming and digital imaging, we can only hope that the PlayStation sector will remain mostly unscathed.

Sony has yet to make any official announcements regarding the matter, but Hirai is set to announce the company’s new plan this Thursday, so we’re bound to hear more about this later in the week.

The company has been facing serious financial losses for four years in a row now. Will Kaz be able to turn things around for the company? Share your thoughts in the comments below.