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Motorola Mobility shuts India website, cuts 1200 jobs globally

Last Updated: Friday, March 8, 2013 - 19:59

New Delhi: Google-owned Motorola Mobility has closed down its India website and is reducing headcount in the world's second largest mobile phone market in terms of subscribers amid rising operational cost.

"We are streamlining our business and support systems, and unfortunately, we'll no longer have a dedicated website for India. Your local support site will remain open well into the future, and we'll continue to provide support for our existing products," Motorola Mobility website said.

The company will cut around 1,200 jobs across 13 countries, including India and China, in addition to 4,000 lay offs it announced last year.

When contacted, Motorola spokesperson said, "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."

The spokesperson, however, did not disclose details of the job cuts in India.

As of December 2012, Motorola Mobile has 11,113 people.

After acquiring it in May 2012, Google started restructuring at Motorola Mobility to reduce workforce, reorganise management structure, close, consolidate and dispose certain facilities and simplify our mobile product portfolio.


First Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 - 14:46
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