Nokia to lay off up to 6,000 employees - union

Tuesday 15 February 2011 | 09:25 CET | News
Nokia's new partnership with Microsoft could entail up to 6,000 layoffs in Finland. "In the worst case scenario, it could be up to around 6,000 (job cuts)," said Antti Rinne, the head of Finland's Union of Salaried Employees (TU), which counts some 130,000 members. He told AFP however that "I think the realistic figure is between 3,000 or 4,000." Nokia currently employs some 20,000 people in Finland, out of a worldwide workforce of 132,000 people. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has said Nokia would see "substantial" layoffs in Finland and around the world as a result of the change in strategy. The

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Companies: Microsoft / Nokia
Countries: Finland
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