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08/20/2012

Motorola Mobility to cut 57 jobs at Fort Worth Alliance operation

Motorola Mobility, the cellphone maker that last week announced plans to cut 4,000 of its 20,000 employees, told the state it will lay off 57 workers at its facility in the Alliance area at 5300 Westport Pkwy. Company representatives were not immediately available to address the status of the local operation, which years ago had as many as 1,500 workers but which has wound down since then. Motorola was acquired by Google a year ago. According to Motorola's filing with the state, the layoffs are mostly permanent and will begin on or about Aug. 31. It also said it is possible that the number of employees cut could be smaller "because of alternative employment opportunities with Motorola Mobility." Laidoff workers will receive severance benefits, it said.

-- Jim Fuquay 

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