Google Closes Motorola Mobility Israel Over Restructuring Efforts

Posted on Aug 20 2012 - 1:02pm by Editorial Staff

While Motorola China employees last week protest in wake of Google’s mass layoffs plan, Globes reports that Google has decided to close down its Motorola Mobility Israel unit in its restructuring efforts, firing it’s all 30 employees. Motorola Mobility Israel said in response to the publication, “We are closing the local branch, and the employees will not remain at the company.” The search giant last week only announced that it planned to fire 4000 employees at Motorola Mobility, 20% of the division’s global workforce. Google earlier this year acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, in order to use the company’s patents.

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