Tough Year In Tech: 10 Crushing 2012 Layoffs


Google

In a long-expected move, Google earlier this month confirmed it would axe about 4,000 jobs from its Motorola Mobility subsidiary, representing about 20 percent of Motorola's 20,000-employee headcount. In a Form 8-K filed with the SEC, Google said more than two-thirds of the cuts would occur outside of the U.S. and that some 90 former Motorola facilities would be closed down as Google looked to refocus Motorola Mobility on higher-end mobile devices.