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Nokia Siemens Networks cutting over 600 jobs in Finland as Nokia also cuts 1000 jobs

Thursday, 22 March 2012
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is to axe no more than 624 jobs from its operations in Finland, the company said on Thursday.

Before the start of talks with union representatives in January, the data networking and telecommunications equipment company had estimated it would need to eliminate up to 1,200 employees in Finland from its payroll.
NSN confirmed that negotiations with employees that ended on Wednesday will result in cuts of just above 600 jobs.

Reports from Finland hold that over half of those to be affected in the NSN job cuts are those employed in Espoo, where the company is headquartered. Over 100 jobs in Tampere and more than 70 in Oulu are to be eliminated. In addition, another 80 will be cut at various regional units.

Other report says that Nokia, proper, will reduce the number of its employees in Salo, Finland, with up to 1,000 jobs. The cutbacks will occur gradually over the year. In early February Nokia announced that it would move production of smartphones from three plants (Komarom in Hungary, Reynosa, Mexico, and Salo, Finland) to Asia. At the three sites approximately 4,000 employees were to be affected, said Nokia in February.

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