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

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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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posted on 22 Mar 2012, 10:17 2

1. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 10:24 2

2. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)

Sacrifices must be made to achieve a tastier potato

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 10:28 3

3. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 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.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 11:42 2

4. medicci37 (Posts: 1331; Member since: 19 Nov 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.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 21:02 1

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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