Nokia Finland to cut terminate over 1,000 jobs

| Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 10:04
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The reduction is to be carried out by 2018

Helsinki: Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia announced on Friday it would terminate over 1,000 jobs in Finland.

The company has carried out the Finnish style mandated talks with its staff. The reduction is to be carried out by 2018, Xinhua reported.

Nokia has 104,000 employees worldwide. Out of them some 7,000 are in Finland. Of the cutbacks now 500 will affect Espoo, the rest operations in Oulu and Tampere.

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Nokia is adjusting its operations and staff worldwide following the takeover of Alcatel-Lucent. The company has a worldwide saving target of 900 million euros (about $1 billion) in annual costs in synergy.

On 18 May 2016, Nokia announced that the company and HMD have signed an agreement with FIH to establish a collaboration framework to support the building of a global business for Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets.

Nokia will provide HMD with branding rights and cellular standard essential patent licenses in return for royalty payments, but will not be making a financial investment or holding equity in HMD.  

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