Nokia to Lay off 950 in Denmark

Some 950 people will lose their jobs in Denmark where the Nokia Development Department in Copenhagen is to close, according to Ritzau, which says that there are some 1,200 employees at the Copenhagen office.

At the same time, Nokia is to divest its Symbian system, which drives many of Nokia’s cellphone models, to Accenture, with some 3,000 employees moving to Accenture as part of the deal.

“Nokia also plans to reduce its global workforce by about 4,000 employees by the end of 2012, with the majority of reductions in Denmark, Finland and the UK. In accordance with country-by-country legal requirements, discussions with employee representatives started today,” Nokia says in a news release on its website.

“To deliver on its new strategy, Nokia today announced plans to align its global workforce and consolidate site operations. These measures are part of Nokia’s target to reduce its Devices & Services non-IFRS operating expenses by 1 billion euros for the full year 2013 in comparison to the full year 2010,” Nokia says.

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