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January 3, 2009

Motorola to lay off 3,000 as part of $800M in cuts for 2009

According to Computerworld: “Motorola Inc. officials confirmed that $800 million in cuts planned for 2009 will require laying off about 3,000 workers, with a little more than two-thirds of those job cuts coming from the handset division.

About 3,000 layoffs will be made globally “across all businesses and functions” with a “little over two-thirds of these layoffs in the handset division,” a spokeswoman said in an e-mail.”

  • Layoffs primarily to come from handset division
  • Motorola had 66,000 employees at the end of 2007

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