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MOTOROLA TO AXE 1,300 JOBS

ILLINOIS -- As part of a cost-cutting measure in its semiconductor operations, telecom giant Motorola Inc. has anno...


January 10, 2002  


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ILLINOIS — As part of a cost-cutting measure in its semiconductor operations, telecom giant Motorola Inc. has announced plans to cut 1,200 to 1,300 chip manufacturing jobs in Austin, Texas and Sendai, Japan.

The job cuts, which will take place over the next 15 months, are among 4,000 semiconductor cuts previously announced by the company. Earlier this week, Motorola said 700-800 chip-manufacturing jobs in Hong Kong would be eliminated. The company is also making redundant 2,000 administrative and sales positions, bringing the total job cuts to 4,000.

Last year, the company announced a total of 48,400 job cuts in an effort to recover from the downturn in the worldwide chip market.

For more information, visit http://www.motorola.com.


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