Motorola to cut 1,000 China jobs

Motorola will cut nearly 1,000 jobs in China, according to People's Daily

The research and development team has reportedly been cut from 450 to less than 100.  The cuts form part of Motorola's plan to cut around 4,000 jobs in 2009, including 3,000 within its handset division. The company posted a $3.6 billion loss last quarter.

A Motorola China spokesperson has confirmed the jobs cut in China, but declined to give figures, reports Rethink Wireless.

The group most affected by the cuts in the software platform development department, another spokesperson told FierceWireless. The company will shift focus to Google's Android platform.

Motorola cut 600 jobs from its Chinese plants last year.