Google warns of further job cuts at Motorola Mobility

Google warns of further job cuts at Motorola Mobility

Google has warned of more job cuts at its handset manufacturer arm Motorola Mobility and increased the cost of restructuring the business to $300m.

The digital company, whose $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility was approved earlier this year, announced in August it was making changes to the business. Today it increased the cost of making these changes from the original estimate of $275m. It also warned it will face additional costs of $40m this quarter due to exiting specific markets. Talks are already underway with the 250 UK staff about cuts.

In a filing to the United States Security and Exchanges Commission this afteroon (4 October), Google said: 'Motorola continues to evaluate its plans and further restructuring actions may occur, which may cause Google to incur additional restructuring charges, some of which may be significant.'

Under Google's original plans to streamline the business, which were announced in August, a third of Motorola's 90 offices worldwide would be closed and at least 4,000 jobs cut.

A UK spokesperson for Motorola Mobility was unavailable for comment.

Editor: Graeme Neill

Written by Mobile Today
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