Kaylie Moise, March 8, 2013
Google is making more cuts to the staff at Motorola Mobility, and the company has reportedly begun laying off about 1,200 employees, which is more than 10% of its staff.
News of the layoffs was passed to Motorola staff via email, which stated that “while we’re very optimistic about the new products in our pipeline, we still face challenges,” adding that “our costs are too high, we’re operating in markets where we’re not competitive and we’re losing money.” As a result, 1,200 employees will be laid off across the U.S., China, and India.
A Motorola spokeswoman said:
These cuts are a continuation of the reductions we announced last summer. It’s obviously very hard for the employees concerned, and we are committed to helping them through this difficult transition.
These new cuts come on top of previous cuts already made at the company since it was acquired by Google. Last August, Motorola said it would lay off 4,000 employees.
It looks like Google is doing all it can to bring Motorola to a more profitable position, but how far will it go and how many more cuts will the company have to make before it gets to where it wants to be?
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