Motorola dropping workforce by 10 percent with cuts in India, China & USA
Google’s Motorola unit might be going through a bit of a rough patch because of high costs and losses in a competitive market, which has resulted in the company cutting up to ten percent of their workforce.
The layoffs at the division affect works in India, China and the USA, with about 1200 employees reduced overall. According to an email obtained by the Wall Street Journal, Motorola stated “While we’re very optimistic about the new products in our pipeline, we still face challenges. These cuts are a continuation of the reductions we announced last summer. It’s obviously very hard for the employees concerned and we’re committed to helping them through this difficult transition.”
The company cut staff back in August as well, so this is pretty bad news. Then again Motorola has pulled out of India and a couple countries entirely, so it’s no wonder they’re not really selling any phones, heh.