With Google's acquisition of Motorola gaining its final approval in China, the merger will be complete sometime in the very near future. In fact, Motorola Mobility has filed a K-8 form which signifies that the merger will be complete within the next two business days.
An article over at TechCrunch reports that a wave of layoffs may accompany the merger process. The article originally stated that 30 percent of Motorola's employees may lose their jobs as part of the post acquisition house cleaning. Interestingly, total number of estimated layoffs, has since been removed from the article.
A fair number of employees have already been let go during the merger and accompanying restructuring process. At the end of October 2011, 800 of Motorola's 19,000 employees had been let go. At the time, Motorola did confirm that this would be part of wider restructuring plans but these particular layoffs were unrelated to the merger.