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China / Motorola confirms further staff layoffs

Motorola Mobility China confirmed Tuesday that it is carrying out a second round of massive layoffs, a further move to cut its workforce since Google Inc acquired its parent company Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion last year.

According to telecommunications industry website, the US-based company is planning to cut 800 jobs in China, with the sales team also on the reduction list. After the layoff, only 200 jobs will be retained in China, mainly in the area of telecommunications management.

The report said the company’s China CEO Meng Pu, who oversaw 1,000 layoffs at the company last year, has recently resigned as well.

Kevin Si, public relations manager at Motorola, told the Global Times Tuesday that the layoff was part of “our headquarters’ global layoff decision,” but refused to disclose further information about it.

Si said China was still “a very important market” for the company, and Motorola will continue to do business here.

The cellphone maker announced in March a reduction of 10 percent of the company’s workforce worldwide, or 1,200 jobs, as part of plans to cut costs and address a slump in sales.

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