Things just get worse every day for the one time king of the cellie. Boy Genius Report (by way of The Register UK) has the scoop on a company statement regarding the future of designers in Moto's mobile handset division. Looks like one half of their 121-strong ranks will be getting pink slips during the next three months.
According to The Register, Moto's statement reads:
"Since the beginning of 2007 Motorola has been public about its commitment to returning the company's Mobile Devices business to its market-leading position by improving profitability, driving product portfolio enhancements and rationalizing costs.
"As a result it is proposed that the Birmingham site will need to reduce headcount by approximately 50 per cent which may potentially require the closure of the site.
"Therefore, all employees will initially be placed at 'risk of redundancy' whilst alternative opportunities including redeployment, relocation, flexible working/home working or the opportunity of a 'service site' arrangement are investigated as part of the consultation process."