Motorola slashes 500 jobs in India

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 29 January 2009, 05:28 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: The employees of Motorola in India are gravely affected by its job cuts plans with 500 employees being fired from its Bangalore and Hyderabad units. The move comes as part of the company's plans to slash around 4000 jobs worldwide.

"We are aligning our mobile devices business in response to market conditions. So our focus will be on cost reduction, leveraging existing portfolio, and delivering smartphone products," Motorola spokesperson told The Times of India. The company has adopted major changes in its design, development and manufacturing capabilities and currently uses some six different operating systems (OS) to build its handsets and is aiming to migrate into a core OS, Google's open platform Android.

"The jobs across all businesses and functions and geographies of Motorola will be affected. We are not breaking down the number down by region, but India is an important geography for us and we continue to have a rich, diverse local talent, customer partnerships and relationships here," the spokesperson said.

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