Google To Cut 4000 Motorola Jobs At A Cost Of At Least $275 Million

| August 13, 2012 | Reply

Google is planning a major restructuring of it’s Motorola branch which will cost as many as 4000 jobs and hit the company with huge costs for severance, among other expenses. While Google hasn’t laid out the exact plans for the cuts, they have mentioned this will involve closing about 1/3 of their plants and that about 2/3 of the jobs cut will be outside of the US. Google has been slowly restructuring the entire Motorola company since last year’s $11 billion buyout.

Along with the layoffs will come a new company strategy that will turn Motorola’s focus away from entry-level phones and towards high-end devices with longer lasting batteries, new cameras and new voice recognition software. This change will be accompanied by new ads that better fit with Google’s brand identity, with a simple and emotional message to consumers.

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