Nokia to cut 600 jobs


Nokia said today it will cut around 450 staff from its sales and marketing division and 130 from its research and development centre.

A further 35 positions will be made redundant as part of “smaller workforce adjustments”, almost all of them in Finland.

Nokia’s ‘markets’ unit will see the biggest cuts – 450 globally, of which 100 positions will go at its Finland headquarters. Its Nokia Research Centre (NRC), which specialises in long-term research activities sees 130 go globally, of which another 100 will go in Finland.

Nokia said it will close its Turku site in Finland and relocate those activities predominantly to Salo, in Finland. It has 220 employees working in the Turku office. It said all should be relocated to Salo or Helsinki.

Nokia senior vice president of human resources Juha Äkräs said: “Today’s changes are part of Nokia’s constant renewal where it is important to be close to our customers and ensure that our people are able to focus on the key business priorities. Also, our aim is to find alternative work within Nokia for as many employees as possible.”