10/21/2010 4:07:00 PM
Nokia to cut 1,800 jobs in restructure
Nokia is restructuring the company and removing 1,800 jobs globally.
The manufacturer said the move, which will see changes in the Symbian division as well as in services, is being made to increase effectiveness.
Nokia is planning to increase responsiveness to consumer demands and reduce time to market for Symbian products.
Changes will also be made to Nokia’s services organisation to focus on integrating Ovi experience across the full range of Nokia’s devices.
Nokia executive VP for human resources Juha Äkräs said: ‘Changes impacting personnel are always difficult. We are committed to managing these changes in a way that reflect Nokia's values, and will support affected employees with alternative solutions, such as helping them find new positions within the company.
‘The announcement today is the result of careful evaluation and planning; the plans have now been reviewed and endorsed by the new management. The aim is to accelerate the company's transformation towards a leading mobile solutions provider, and to do this we are simplifying and integrating operations within our product creation and corporate functions.’