Nokia is to cut 285 jobs from its Salo plant in Finland, which is part of its strategy to sharpen its focus on the high end smartphone market.
Nokia has 2,200 staff currently working at the plant and said it will try to reallocate staff to other parts of the business where possible by the end of June. It said the restructure was necessary after finding customer requirements had changed with a clearer importance put on smartphone devices.
Nokia senior vice president of markets Juha Putkiranta said: “Salo is a crucial part of Nokia’s global manufacturing network. Plans involving changes to employees are always painful, and they are set in motion only after thorough consideration.
“However, with these plans our aim is to ensure the plant’s future competitiveness and its special role as one best suited to the production of high value mobile devices.”