Smartphone-maker Motorola Mobility has laid off about 200 employees at its Chicago headquarters, according to sources.
Motorola spokeswoman Kathryn Hanley would not confirm the scope of the layoffs, but said the affected employees received notice last week. The layoffs are part of a previously announced global restructuring under Chinese parent company Lenovo.
“We are reducing our Motorola operations in Chicago, however Chicago will continue to serve as an innovation hub for Motorola and remains our headquarters,” Hanley said in an email Friday.
The shrinking company, which moved from Libertyville to Chicago in 2014, has less than 1,000 workers at its Merchandise Mart...