Google’s Motorola to lay off a further 10 percent of its workforce


Following its acquisition by Google, Motorola Mobility announced sweeping layoffs last October with about 4,000 people — 20 percent of all employees — losing their jobs. It seems the restructuring didn’t go far enough, however, as the Wall Street Journal reports that the unit will make a further cut of around 1,200 people, or over a tenth of the workforce. A Motorola spokesperson 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.”

According to a company-wide email seen by the Journal, the company believes “our costs are too high, we’re operating in markets where we’re not…

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