will write out another 4,000 pink slips, bringing its layoff total to 11,000 for the month.
The company said Friday it will cut 4,000 positions in its commercial, government and industrial unit; the global telecom section, and its broadband communications sector. Affected employees will leave the company by the end of the second quarter.
Executives had alluded to more layoffs in its previous
reduction announcement on March 13, when it cut 7,000 jobs from its wireless handset business. Motorola has slashed 16,000 jobs since December 2000. The company eventually plans to eliminate 22,000 jobs from its global workforce of 147,000.
On Thursday, Motorola said it would report its
first quarterly operating loss in 15 years. The cellular phone company is based in Schaumburg, Ill.
Shares of Motorola were up 34 cents, or 2.2%, to $16.02 in recent
New York Stock Exchange