US Motorola Mobility job losses to grow into other countries as part of restructuring bid
October 6, 2012, 12:10 am TWN
NEW YORK -- Google is broadening job cuts from its Motorola Mobility unit outside the U.S. and will take US$390 million in severance costs and other charges related to the layoffs.
The Motorola restructuring is now expected to "include additional geographic regions outside of the U.S.," Google said Thursday in a filing by Google with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but the online search leader is not adding to the 4,000 layoffs announced in late August. The company said in August that it was planning to close or consolidate about one-third of Motorola's 90 locations. It said then that two-thirds of the job cuts, about 20 percent of Motorola's staff and 7 percent of Google's overall work force, would take place outside the U.S.