Joining me this week on PowerTalk to talk about the Moto X and Motorola’s re-shoring of jobs is Mark Randall, Motorola Mobility’s senior vice president of Supply Chain and Operations.
We all now recognize the July 2013 Employment Report not only fell short of expectations, with just 162,000 jobs added during the month, but sifting through the details, it can easily be labeled a low quality report:
- The unemployment rate fell only because more Americans left the labor force than the total number of jobs created during July.
- Where we saw job growth was primarily at low-paying and part-time jobs.
- Wages remain under pressure.
The news media is also abuzz about the latest and greatest new device, be it a new smartphone, tablet or streaming device that attaches to the back of your TV. We, as a people, are connecting and interacting with each other more than ever, thanks to the explosion in smartphones. Almost 230 million smartphones were shipped during the June quarter alone. While that sounds like a lot, industry data points to more than 3.2-million mobile subscriptions. That forecast indicates the shift from mobile phones to smartphones is far from over.
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