The bulk of the job cuts (75 per cent) will come from Nokia’s Espoo headquarters. The nature of the translated statement means it is unclear if Nokia’s Oulu plant is included or not: in one part the vendor says the discussions excluded the facility; in another that the remainder of the job cuts will be spread between plants in Oulu and Tampere.
What is clear is the majority of the cuts will be completed by end-2017. The vendor is offering aid to staff affected by the decision, including opening the door to any available positions which arise through the remainder of the year, and re-training to enable staff to find alternative roles with other companies.
Nokia’s Finland workforce stands at 6,100 in total, Reuters reported.