Motorola to Slash Jobs in Cell Phone Unit

jha.jpgSanjay Jha, Motorola co-CEO and former Qualcomm exec who is in charge of resurrecting Motorola’s mobile devices division, is about to slash jobs in an attempt to rein in costs, Engadget reports.

According to the article, Jha said to employees that Motorola seems to have anywhere from two to three times as many employees working on individual projects as the other major manufacturers (which we presume to mean LG, Samsung, and others.)

The cuts are reported to be in the works for as early as Thursday (tomorrow), numbering in the thousands.