Nokia cuts 3,500 jobs, “we will emerge as a more dynamic, nimble and efficient challenger”

Ian Hardy

September 29, 2011 7:57am


There’s currently so much enthusiasm behind Nokia and their future Windows Phone devices that you almost forgot about the inner turmoil. It was a year ago that Nokia announced to “accelerate its transformation” that 1,800 jobs will be slashed, so this news today is unfortunate. In a press release this morning Nokia said in order for them to “to take additional actions to align its workforce and operations” that another 3,500 people will face unemployment . 2,200 of the jobs are from a Romanian manufacturing plant that’s being shut down, the other 1,300 cuts will be from Nokia consolidating its Location & Commerce business. These job cuts are expected to take effect by the end of 2012 and will “bring efficiencies and speed to the organization”.

Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO, said “We are seeing solid progress against our strategy, and with these planned changes we will emerge as a more dynamic, nimble and efficient challenger. We must take painful, yet necessary, steps to align our workforce and operations with our path forward.”

Source: MarketWire
Via: Engadget

  • Suresh

    Waiting for RIM’s next job cuts! They are coming soon!

  • benry

    waiting for everyone in here to complain about how no one should ever be laid off because it’s mean to the employees, and that ceo’s only think about shareholders and that’s it, and therefore in order to make people feel “good”, companies should not lay off anyone and should just continue to incur losses and drive themselves into the ground, so long as people stay employed.

    where are the comments?

  • Len

    I would disagree with your first statement. There’s very little excitement over Nokia out side of their smaller fan base, and that’s why more then just the turmoil but the whole company is forgotten. I’m not trying to bash the company but the numbers say it clear, neither Nokia nor Windows 7 are what the people want.

  • KidCanada

    Oh com’n, don’t follow steve job’s suit and lie to your customers, in this case to the world. We all know that that’s not the reason.

  • F_______F

    Phact: RIM and NOKIA laid off a total of over 5,500 poor souls who are jobless and bums in streets.

    • KidCanada

      Sounds like you’re one of them, is that why you’re always coming on here and hating on RIM? I believe so. Get a new job and while ur at it get a life too..

    • F_______F

      __F: KidCanada is a 13 year old boy who uses a BlackBerry Pearl Flip and has hair like Justin Bieber

    • THE CONFIRMER

      CONFIRMED: F4GCanada just got pwned by “the f1nder”