Google Inc. announced their unfortunate plans to begin laying off around 1,200 employees, more than 10-percent of it’s Motorola Mobility staff. The news was published in a Wall Street Journal article Friday morning, stating that Motorola Mobility is facing profitability issues. And although the telecom company, which was acquired by Google in mid-2011, is “very optimistic” about their product line, “costs are too high.”
Employees from U.S., China and India will be affected by the company’s action to diminish it’s head count. It comes as part of a plan dated from last August to eventually lay off 20-percent of it’s workers or about 4,000.
This comes a little over a week after Google’s CFO Patrick Pichette was quoted saying that Motorola’s current products are missing the ‘wow‘ factor of other Google products. It’s safe to say that thee 1,200 unlucky Motorola employees are feeling a Google ‘wow’ factor of a different kind.