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Wednesday, 27 April 2011 10:14

Nokia to cut 4,000 jobs worldwide

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3,000 Symbian jobs going to Accenture

Nokia has announced plans for a massive reorganization that will result in about 4,000 layoffs by the end of next year.

The phone maker has also struck a deal with Accenture to transfer all of its Symbian development to the company, including 3,000 employees. As of March 2011, Nokia employed 130,951 people worldwide, but most of the cuts will be focused on Nokia’s native Finland, along with Denmark and Britain.

The move is hardly surprising considering Nokia’s strategic shift to the Windows Phone platform and it might be welcomed by investors. However, it will surely leave quite a few people bitter as well.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop stressed that Nokia is facing “a difficult reality” and pledged to develop long term re-employment programs for the “talented people of Nokia.” That would be the same talented people who are about get the sack.

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+3 #1 pogsnet 2011-04-27 11:41
They are all welcome to Intel... as news said before.
 
 
-2 #2 kartikkg 2011-04-27 14:42
this is the problem with OS's which rely just on one handset maker ,similar is the case with bada os ,samsung isnt showing commitment to it either , it releases andriod phones one after the other but not enough bada os phones
 
 
-4 #3 JAB Creations 2011-04-28 10:05
The moment I heard all the developers at Nokia were getting laid off in favor of using Windows Mobile was the moment I decided I would never again buy a Nokia product.

I don't care how super-mega-omg-awesome Windows Mobile OS is, less competition is not good for anyone except those working to monopolize any given market.
 
 
-1 #4 dicobalt 2011-04-28 17:30
Nokia and Microsoft together should have made Windows Phone 6 years ago. Instead they both ended up with an OS that was uncompetitive. Now they realize what it takes and they are moving forward. It's a good business decision and will be the only way Nokia can keep making gobs of money to pay all those people. If things go well who is to say they will not be hired back to work on other projects?
 

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