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LG Lays Off 30% of Its Overseas Mobile Staff Amid Declining Profits

Authored by: Steven Blum — Sep 9, 2011

LG Malaysia
(At the opening of an LG store in Melaka, Malaysia)

South Korea's LG Electronics has been hurting, though we didn't know things had gotten this bad. Seems the company is planning on slashing around 30% of its overseas staff as part of broad-based reforms to turn the struggling company around. 

The layoffs mostly include mobile marketing and purchasing resoruces and the closure of some unpofitable retail stores. It will also likely close stores in Korea as a result of five consecuitive quarterly losses from mobile phone sales.

It's worth remembering just how fast smartphone companies can slide into bankruptsy in this insanely competitive field, but I have hopes that the LG Optimus 3D could turn things around for LG, especially with its exclusive 3D content and 3D game converter. Good luck to LG: certainly more competition is a good thing in this industry.

Source: BGR

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.


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  • Wow, but I thought LG was kicking some major ass? Didn't they just launch a couple new major products at the IFA in Germany?

  • I agree. OEMs spend too much money on these showrooms.

  • In all fairness, who needs those glittering stores anyway? LG should be focusing on R&D, so this is actually a smart move and good news.

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