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Motorola Plans Job Cuts


Motorola (MOT) , which has been struggling with weak results, said it's cutting about 2% of its workforce.

The company is ending manufacturing at its Harvard, Ill., site, which will cut 2,500 jobs. Motorola has about 130,000 workers. It will shift the focus on the Harvard site to order fulfillment and new-product sourcing.

"In 2000, the Harvard manufacturing team lowered production costs and, improved quality," Mike Zafirovski, president of Motorola's Personal Communications Sector, said in a statement. "But we cannot competitively manufacture products when there is surplus global capacity at Motorola's lower-cost sites."

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