When you’re working for a company that gets bought out by another larger company, a lot of times that doesn’t spell good news for those working at the company that gets bought. Motorola employees may be able to attest to this, as over 5,000 of them were cut last quarter alone.
Google released its company earnings report last night, and in it, revealed some facts about how it has downsized the Motorola side of its company.
On a worldwide basis, we employed 44,777 full-time employees (40,178 in Google and 4,599 in Motorola Mobile) as of June 30, 2013, compared to 53,891 full-time employees (38,739 in Google, 9,982 Motorola Mobile, and 5,170 Motorola Home) as of March 31, 2013.
For those keeping count, that’s 5,383 employees that were lost from the Motorola division between just March and June.
Motorola, however, reports that most of the decrease can be attributed to a sale the company made to Flextronics back in April. Flextronics reportedly bought two Motorola manufacturing facilities off Google and as part of the deal, kept almost all the employees working at these two factories.
Motorola says that while other factors such as layoffs did occur company wide over this time, most of the loss in numbers can be attributed to the sale.
Google hasn’t done much visible work with Motorola since its acquisition, but the company is soon set to release the “Moto X“, the first phone developed under Google’s ownership.