Google Is Laying Off Around 10% Of Motorola’s Staff

Posted Mar 8, 2013

When Google acquired Motorola, it was apparent that there would be cuts.  Google is going to be laying off another 10% of Motorola’s staff according to The Wall Street Journal.  A Wall Street Journal reporter said that he saw an e-mail from a Google employee that says “costs are too high, we’re operating in markets where we’re not competitive, and we’re losing money.” 

Around 1,200 people will be leaving Motorola in the U.S., China, and India.  “These cuts are a continuation of the reductions we announced last summer. It’s obviously very hard for the employees concerned, and we are committed to helping them through this difficult transition,” stated a Motorola spokesperson.