Google to fire 1,200 Motorola workers
San Francisco - Google will let go an additional 1,200 employees at its struggling smartphone maker Motorola Mobility, the company said Friday.The layoffs, which were initially reported by The Wall Street Journal, follow a previous round of 4,000 job losses announced in August, when a third of Motorola’s production facilities were put on the cutting block.
"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," Motorola said in a statement.
Google bought the cell-phone pioneer in 2012 for 12.4 billion dollars after years in which Motorola had struggled to compete with newer smartphone giants such as Apple and Samsung.//DPA