Motorola getting rid of 4000 employees as Google Restructures it
Motorola Mobility seems to be letting go a whopping of 20 percent of its work force and also close third of its offices worldwide.
The cutbacks seem to come from Motorola’s new owner Google, who is looking to “reinvent” the smartphone manufacturer, as it has fallen away significantly in recent years.
Apple and Samsung are currently owning the smartphone market, and Google would like to reboot Motorola, with first priority to streamline the business and reduce its costs.
A total of 4,000 people will apparently be getting a pink slip by Motorola, with around third of those jobs being from the US.
Motorola new vision will be in currently profitable markets and ditch low-end handsets all together.
Google acquired Motorola Mobility for two main reasons, to get its hands on 17,000 patents and have something to fight back lawsuits, and to produce its own line of smartphones and tablets.Strangely they selected Asus to build the Nexus 7 and it looks like Samsung might once again do the next Nexus Phone.
A Motorola spokesperson told TechRadar:
“Today, Motorola Mobility announced that its reducing its headcount by approximately 4,000. Two-thirds of the reduction is set to occur outside of the U.S.
“In addition, Motorola plans to close or consolidate about one-third of its 90 facilities as well as simplify its mobile product portfolio–shifting the emphasis from feature phones to more innovative and profitable devices.
“While Motorola expects this strategy to create new opportunities and help return its mobile devices unit to profitability, it understands how hard these changes will be for the employees concerned.
“Motorola is committed to helping them through this difficult transition and will be providing generous severance packages, as well as outplacement services to help people find new jobs.”
Let’s see what Google has in store for Motorola.