Motorola to lay off first 1,200 workers: report

The Journal said Motorola employees were informed about the latest cuts -- which come on top of 4,000 layoffs announced last August -- via a company email sent this week.

Motorola to lay off first 1,200 workers: report

World Bulletin / News Desk

Google's Motorola Mobility unit will lay off some 1,200 employees, or more than 10 percent of its workforce, in a bid to return to profitability, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The Journal said Motorola employees were informed about the latest cuts -- which come on top of 4,000 layoffs announced last August -- via a company email sent this week.

"While we're very optimistic about the new products in our pipeline, we still face challenges," the newspaper quoted the email as saying. "Our costs are too high, we're operating in markets where we're not competitive and we're losing money."

The layoffs will affect workers in the United States, China and India, according to the Journal.

Last Mod: 08 Mart 2013, 13:57
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