It seems that Motorola Mobility is set to exit the South Korean market next year, which is part of the restructuring process by Google that will involve shedding more than 500 jobs. This reorganization process would mean all of Motorola Mobility’s operations in South Korea will be no more, although the phone manufacturer will retain 10% of its local R&D staff, where this select group will be offered relocation packages. A couple of business units will remain, although the company is said to stop selling and marketing mobile devices.
So far, the company’s global reshuffle has seen it layoff around 4,000 employees thereabouts, followed by closing down majority of their international websites to boot with just three more weeks to go. South Korea was thought to be a safe place at first, being one of the few places to feature a Motorola Mobility research and design center, which will also see its existence come to a close. So far at press time, Motorola Mobility has yet to be able to confirm the exact number of folks who won’t have such a merry Christmas after all.