News reports of layoffs and reorganizations are becoming all too frequent these days, and unfortunately, Motion Computing is the latest to join the fray.
Motion Computing has announced another series of layoffs, their 4th in about a year, affecting 19 of their 120+ employees. Nine employees were layed off last week, with another ten being layed off yesterday. According to Mike Stinson, Motion’s VP of Marketing, this latest series of layoffs is due to sales numbers not being hit over the past several quarters, and a need to focus on profitability. As a result, Motion’s sales team was reorganized into geographic regions; while their internal office staff also faced reorganization.
Stinson said they are not seeing any cancellation of projects, but are seeing bigger projects, mainly from the healthcare and construction industries, pushed out a quarter or two. In addition, Motion is feeling the competitive impact of thinner / lighter convertibles on their LE1700 sales.
Stinson added that Motion Computing is continuing to move forward with new and exciting product designs for their target markets.