Sony plans to cut 10,000 jobs

Chris Gallagher for Reuters:

Japan’s Sony Corp <6758.T> is cutting 10,000 jobs, about 6 percent of its global workforce, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday, as new CEO Kazuo Hirai looks to steer the electronics and entertainment giant back to profit after four years in the red.

Kaz Hirai led Sony’s computer entertainment division – responsible for the PlayStation 3 – until earlier this year, when he was appointed CEO.