Sharp is considering plans to sell off two factories, located in China and Mexico, which could result in about 3,000 job cuts.
Citing an unnamed source, a Wall Street Journal report Monday said Sharp was looking to sell two factories which assemble TV as part of talks with Taiwanese manufacturer, Hon Hai Precision Industry.
According to the source, the factory in China employs slightly more than 1,500 workers while Mexican factory has about 1,500 employees.
If the sale of the factories is finalized, Sharp will be cutting a total of 8,000 positions including 5,000 layoffs announced earlier this month.
Selling its factories is part of Sharp's plans to raise funds to ease some of its debt, as the company is strapped with 1.25 trillion yen (US$12.6 billion) interest-bearing debt.
Taiwanese manufacturer Hon Hai became Sharp's biggest stakeholder after it bought 9.9 percent stake in the Japanese company in late-March.
In August, Hon Hai CEO Terry Gou said the company would persist with its investment in Sharp despite the Japanese company widening its full-year loss forecast.