Feeds

It's jocks away for Motorola

One thousand new jobs created near Edinburgh

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Motorola is to create another 1,000 jobs in Scotland, making it one of the country's biggest employers. The company will add the jobs to its mobile phone plant near Edinburgh as part of a £50 million expansion. This will bring its number of employees at the facility to 4,000 and in the whole of Scotland to 7,500. It will boost production from the Easter Inch factory by 50 per cent. Motorola said the move was due to surging world demand for its handsets. According to Donald Dewar, Scotland's first minister, Motorola contributes £549 million a year to the country's economy. The phone giant claimed its three factories in the area accounted for 10 per cent of Scottish exports and was worth more than four per cent of its economic output. It described the investment as: "A testament to the quality of our workforce here in Scotland". ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Big Content outs piracy hotbeds: São Paulo, Beijing ... TORONTO?
MPAA calls Canadians a bunch of bootlegging movie thieves
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
Hungary's internet tax cannot be allowed to set a precedent, says EC
More protests planned against giga-tariff for Tuesday evening
US court SHUTS DOWN 'scammers posing as Microsoft, Facebook support staff'
Netizens allegedly duped into paying for bogus tech advice
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers.