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Google to layoff even more people at Motorola

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Oct 2012, 06:44

After the initial announcement that about 4,000 employees of Motorola were going to be shown the door, it now appears that Google might be looking to part ways with even more people. The company has informed the media that, by the looks of it, even more employees will have to seek other occupation than previously thought, but at least the company's also bumping up the size of the severance charges it's going to pay...

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posted on 04 Oct 2012, 10:30

20. wolstenbeast (Posts: 25; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Most of the jobs being lost are in India and other non profitable Asian markets, where Moto fails to be a key player and as such Corporate HQ status is not warranted.
So almost none of the job cuts announced target the core production or development side and were infrastructure related.
Yes any job losses are sad, but I would rather see these type of job losses compared to those that occurred at Nokia, where they lost some brilliant R&D minds {Jolla}.
Moto needs to become a leaner, meaner company, by removing unnecessary layers of infrastructure they should become a stronger player in the Wireless world once more.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 11:36

22. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

not good news for the economy should of known this would happened

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 12:10

23. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)

Bye bye MOTOBLUR, maybe those folks can look into Jolla!

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 12:52

24. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

the thing is, a sacrefice has got to made because moto is not doing things right on their own........updates anyone?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 14:25

27. MartyK (Posts: 947; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Sorry to hear all these people losing their job.

It could had been worst for these guys (if Google never brought out MM), these people would had been release with nothing more than a unemployment check.

Hopefully, they all will get pick up by another tech's companies. :(

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 16:05

31. epdm2be (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

"Hopefully, they all will get pick up by another tech's companies."

What other te4ch companies? Nokia? HTC? LG?Oh wait... you mean Apple!

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 16:18

32. xtroid2k (Posts: 534; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)

I bet that google will re-hire a bunch of contractors to fill the empty seats. Companies are very heavy into temping to avoid overhead costs. They will promise the opportunity of going perm and then when the job is done "see ya". Its not about innovation anymore, its about market share and profit margin. So long as customers eat up all the marketing garbage and buy.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 22:12

37. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)

Its so funny how people are hating on google. Its a fact that motorola is a struggling company. If they keep everyone who made the company struggle in the first place then them buying motorola would have been a waste of time and money

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