Motorola announced plans to cut 150 jobs worldwide at its research and development group, Motorola Labs. The struggling handset maker said it’s reorganizing its Labs unit, which does research and development work for the whole company, and that it is pulling the plug on certain projects. Motorola Labs currently employs about 630 people worldwide.
Along with the job cuts, the company said it also will reassign another 180 employees to different business divisions throughout the company, where they will report to technology executives in those groups. Motorola said the changes will take effect July 1.
The company said that eligible employees may be able to apply for other positions within the company.
In April, the company announced about 2,600 layoffs to help offset costs as part of its effort to return to profitability.