Lenovo is apparently making cuts in the former US operations of Motorola Mobility, as more work is shifted to its home market of China.
According to a widely reported statement, the company is “absolutely committed to Chicago”, and the plan is to maintain Motorola’s headquarters there. But it also acknowledged it is “making adjustments in other areas of the business as part of a continued effort to manage costs, drive efficiency and support ongoing improvement in overall financial performance”.
Lenovo said that the cuts impact “less than two per cent of its approximately 55,000 employees globally”. The majority come through the “strategic integration” of the smartphone operations of Lenovo and Motorola.
Following Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility, the company has struggled in the smartphone market, with particular problems in its home market. It previously announced a restructuring of the business.