Jobs may be under threat once more at Motorola Mobility UK.
The manufacturer has announced the loss of 1,200 jobs worldwide. This follows a cull of jobs last August which saw 4,000 jobs slashed worldwide.
The job cuts follow Google’s purchase of the company last year for £8.3bn. In a leaked internal email in the US employees were told: ‘Our costs are too high, we're operating in markets where we're not competitive and we're losing money.’
This latest round of cuts is expected to hit hardest in the US, India and China, according to the email.
However, job cuts could also be on the cards for staff at Motorola Mobility’s UK division in Basingstoke after the company declined to say whether or not UK staff would be hit by the latest cull.
The UK division issued a general statement from Motorola Mobility which 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.’