Google Inc (GOOG) Lays Off 1200 Employees From Motorola Unit


Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is laying off another 10 percent of its Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI) workforce  in a bid to return to profitability, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

According to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), the 1,200 lay offs are a part of the cost cut plan that was announced earlier by the company.

Google Inc (GOOG) Lays Off 1200 Employees From Motorola Unit

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A spokesman for Motorola Mobility told The Register: “These cuts are a continuation of the reductions we announced last summer.”

The move comes after 4,000 jobs in the Motorola wing of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s biz were axed in August 2012.

“Our costs are too high, we’re operating in markets where we’re not competitive and we’re losing money,” said a Motorola spokesperson in the internal email

 The business division of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI) is still losing a lot of money every quarter which, according to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), is an impact on the company’s bottom line.

“While we’re very optimistic about the new products in our pipeline, we still face challenges,” the report cited the email to employees as saying.

“It’s obviously very hard for the employees concerned, and we are committed to helping them through this difficult transition,” Google’s pokeswoman Niki Fenwick said in an email

According to the Journal, the layoffs are likely to affect workers in the United States, China and India.

A company spokesperson said Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI) suspended production from the end of February at its facility near the southern city of Chennai

Ever since the company has been bought by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) for $12.50 billion, it is said to have been facing operating losses which eventually resulted into operations cut at their facility.

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