Motorola To Manufacture New Smartphone In Fort Worth – Plans To Create 2000 Tech Jobs By The End Of August
Motorola and its Singapore-based partner, Flextronics, announced Wednesday that they want to hire 2,000 people by the end of August to manufacture their new Moto X smartphones in Fort Worth.
The Moto X will become the first smartphone to be assembled in the United States when Motorola opens the new AllianceTexas plant, a site once used by phone manufacturer Nokia. The plant was specifically designed to produce mobile devices, and Fort Worth was chosen because of its history as a telecom city with a plethora of qualified tech job candidates.
The Moto X will be the first new phone designed under Google supervision and is scheduled to hit stores by the end of the year. The device will feature sensors that anticipate the needs of the user and allow the phone to react to the environment it's being used in.