News reports confirmed that Google has recently announced that it will cut more than 1,200 jobs at its Motorola Mobility division. The said lay off represents 10 percent of the mobile device maker’s man power.
The job lay off was said to be a part of the tech giant’s cost cutting measures that it previously announced last year, Google’s spokesperson said.
It can be recalled that it was only last October when Google announced the surprising news about its plan to lay off 4,000 jobs in its Motorola Units. Now, some more 1,200 employees are being projected to lose their jobs soon.
Nevertheless, the California-based company assured that it will pursue in helping the affected employees through this difficult time. In fact, during the previous lay off, Google has allotted a staggering amount of budget for all the payments and other fees related to termination of employees and closing of facilities.
However, business as usual, although Google has been generous and friendly to all its employees, it has to pay attention to its struggling financial health.
Since Google acquired Motorola Mobility in May, 2012, it hasn’t yet been able to release any smart phone of its own designs because during the purchase, it inherited Motorola’s product pipeline of approximately 18 months.
In addition, Motorola has continued to experience financial losses until present, confirmed by Google’s Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette. Therefore, Google continues in exerting efforts to restructure the newly acquired facility, including job lay-offs and outsourcing much of its business.
Fortunately for the employees who have been affected and will be affected by the job cuts, the tech giant has been mindful in observing different labor statutes, as it totally abides with the proper labor laws every time it conducts a lay off, commented by California wrongful termination lawyer.