Nokia confirms 1,000 job cuts in Finland as restructuring continues

Nokia confirms 1,000 job cuts in Finland as restructuring continues
It’s definitely not the best time to be on Nokia’s payroll. The Finns have already outlined the huge job cuts in Europe, but today has talks have been finalized and it’s confirmed that 1,000 employees at Nokia’s Finnish Salo plant will be laid off. It’s all a part of a radical reform that is supposed to finally bring Nokia back to its glory, but there are no guarantees that it will succeed.

Slashing 1,000 positions won’t happen overnight, of course. Some employees will have to go as early as June while others will stay by the end of the year.

Those who remain at Salo will switch focus on installing applications and tweaking models for European Nokia models.

For the company in general this is another move towards a larger shift of manufacturing toward Asian countries. Manufacturing there makes more sense as that’s where all the materials are. But that’s definitely not going to improve the Finnish manufacturer’s positions in its own country, where people are increasingly choosing iPhones and Android devices, turning their back on Nokia.

source: Reuters

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5 Comments

1. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Cutting 1000 jobs in that lil country!. Bite the hand that feeds.

2. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Sacrifices must be made to achieve a tastier potato

3. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

If they would have not been so stubborn and produced high end Android handsets along with Windows maybe they wouldn't have to resort to these matters.

4. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

They need 2 get rid of the incompetent execs that helped run Nokia into the ground. Then they might actually be able 2 compete.

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You can thank M$ for this. now their phones won't be FINN made any more. they should of at least try Android or try to grow their SYMBIAN OS

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