Google’s Motorola Laying Off 20 Percent Of Its Workforces

Posted on Aug 13 2012 - 6:27am by CONTRIBUTOR

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The  Cellphone  maker, Motorola mobility that Google bought in May, told employees Sunday that major restructuring is resulting in a 20 percent cut of its workforce, and close a third of its 94 offices worldwide, The New York Times reports. A one third of the (4,000) jobs cuts are reported will be in the U.S operations. . The company plans to leave unprofitable markets, stop making low-end devices and focus on a few Cellphones instead of dozens.

Motorola’s new chief executive Dennis Woodside said that “We’re excited about the Smartphone business,” said Mr. Woodside, who previously led Google’s sales and operations for the Americas. “The Google business is built on a wired model, and as the world moves to a pretty much completely wireless model over time, it’s really going to be important for Google to understand everything about the mobile consumer.”

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