Search engine giant Google is all set to cut about 1,200 jobs at Motorola Mobility. The recent movie will result in a ten percent loss of workforce of the company. The move has been taken after 4,000 jobs were cut at Motorola Mobility in the month of August last year.
The job cuts were made as the company is looking forward to making more smartphones and fewer feature phones. Google had purchased the troubled company for $12.5 billion in the year 2012, which has become the largest ever acquisition for the internet giant.
Niki Fenwick, the spokeswoman of the company, in an emailed statement said, “These cuts are a continuation of the reductions we announced last summer”. The spokesperson added that it is obviously hard for the employees concerned and that they are committed to help them in this difficult situation.
The staff at Motorola were informed about the job cuts in an email, which was published by the Wall Street Journal which said, “Our costs are too high, we’re operating in markets where we’re not competitive and we’re losing money.” The job cuts are expected to affect the employees in China, US and India. Motorola had once dominated the mobile phone market, but has now fallen behind its competitors due to an ever-changing smartphone market.