Reebok has announced that it plans to lay off 300 staff members in North and Latin America. It was reported that 113 of the positions were in Massachusetts, and that there were cuts in sales and marketing departments, though specifics were not released. The chief executive of the brand, Uli Becker, said in a memo that the layoffs were needed to bring the cost structure in line with 2009 targets, and they also reflected current economic conditions.