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Motorola Mobility fires 4,000 empolyees

13 August 2012 by
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Just months after the acquisition of Motorola Mobility was completed, Google has decided to cut 4,000 jobs from the US based smartphone and tablet maker

Motorola fires 4000 employees

Just months after Google bought Motorola, the company has decided to fire 4.000 out of 20,000 employees. Like a few other companies in the smartphone industry, Motorola has been struggling for the 3 quarters. The company which most of its money from the North American market has been losing money in fourteen of the last sixteen quarters. The staff reduction will mostly be carried out on the work force outside of the US.

Motorola will also close approximately 30 of its 90 facilities around the world. The company will reduce the product portfolio by emphasis on high-end smartphones and tablets which are more profitable.

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goldenface5 years, 3 months ago
What percentage is that? Sounds like a lot for Moto.
Caspa5 years, 3 months ago
20% I believe...
Supa_Fly5 years, 3 months ago
WOW! Wondering if there was a governmental clause to keep a certain percentage of jobs after the acquisition for a particular part of time.
Tsepz_GP5 years, 3 months ago
According to: Charles Golvin, an analyst interviewed by Emily Chang on Bloomberg West, Google want Motorola to focus on high end smartphones mainly and set-top-boxes.
laffen5 years, 3 months ago
@Tsepz_GP
Exactly. That is why this is mentioned in the article.
(motorola will) simplify its mobile product portfolio—shifting the emphasis from feature phones to more innovative and profitable devices.
borg_5 years, 3 months ago
Next Google phones will come from Motorola
nicv275 years, 3 months ago
It amazes me how these companies carry on.... If you walk along the high street, (In the Uk) all you see is Samsung Apple htc and Blackberry..... I can't remember the last time I saw a Motorola handset
AbuBasim5 years, 3 months ago
Also in the news: families and friends of the 4000 fired Motorola employees throwing away their Android phones and switching to Bing!
Supa_Fly5 years, 3 months ago

On 2012-08-14 00:42:11, Tsepz_GP wrote:
According to: Charles Golvin, an analyst interviewed by Emily Chang on Bloomberg West, Google want Motorola to focus on high end smartphones mainly and set-top-boxes.

Set-Top Boxes is a conflict of business, its handled by the former parent Motorola company, the business unit, not the former motorola mobility purchased by Google. this includes modems.

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