Google's Motorola Mobility lays off 10 percent

By Steven Mitchell,

Job layoffs are happening again at the Google owned Motorola Mobility as they are set to shed 10 percent of their workforce.

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The Wall Street Journal first reported Friday that the company will let loose close to 1,200 employees. The reason? An email was sent around the company to explain that it looks to start making a profit again.

"It's obviously very hard for the employees concerned, and we are committed to helping them through this difficult transition," said spokeswoman Niki Fenwick.

The 1,200 employees being cut are a continuation of the 4,000 laid off in August by Motorola Mobility, Reuters. The company looks to distribute more Smartphone’s and lesser amounts of handsets.

The job cuts will affect employees in the United States, India and China.

"Our costs are too high, we're operating in markets where we're not competitive and we're losing money," read the email.

Google bought Motorola Mobility in 2011 for $12.5 billion and has only really produced lay-offs. Apple and Samsung have put Motorola’s backs up against the wall along with newer Android companies like ZTE, Lenovo and Huawei for some strong competition.

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