Nokia to cut 450 more jobs


Nokia has announced that it will make a further 450 redundancies from its Corporate Development Office unit.

The manufacturer said it planned to streamline its internal IT and Compatibility and Industry Collaboration within the unit. It will begin consulting with employee representatives.
The company said in a statement: “All of these measures are part of Nokia’s previously announced plans to adjust its business operations and cost base in accordance with market demand and to safeguard future competitiveness. Nokia continues to seek savings in operational expenses, looking at all areas and activities across the company.”

The move followed the announcement of plans to realign Nokia’s Services unit to create a “better, more simplified user experience” across its services and to open up greater opportunities for third party partnerships.

Nokia executive vice president for services Niklas Savander said: “The planned changes are aimed at improving and simplifying the user experience of Nokia services, increasing opportunities for third party developers and other partners to create compelling services, and accelerating the development of a common platform for Nokia’s different service offerings.”
As part of the announced changes, all mobile games will now become available through the Ovi Store, in addition to through their existing channels. Nokia will add a variety of third party partners, such as other image and social networking sites, to the image capture and sharing features on its devices. The changes will help Nokia to become more cost-efficient and streamline some of its Services operations.