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Some 1700 workers to disappear from struggling Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Mobile phone giant Nokia has concluded its consultative talks on staff reductions in Finland. The company confirmed Thursday that it will cut 300 jobs in the country by the end of next year on top of the previously announced cuts of 1,400 jobs.

Now that the company has completed talks with unions, the final count of jobs to be reduced stands at 1,700. The impact on each of Nokia's sites will only be clear at the end of 2012, the company says.
The first consultative negotiations this year, announced in April, concerned Symbian and Meego product development. They came Nokia shifted its strategy and embraced the Windows Phone operating system as the main platform for its smart phones.
In September, the company said that further 300 reductions were needed.
Source: Yle Finland

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