Friday, November 20, 2009

Nokia to streamline its R&D operations

Nokia has announced plans to align its R&D operations in Finland and Denmark to be in line with the company's focused portfolio of future products.

The planned changes are expected to affect up to 230 employees at Nokia's Oulu site in Finland and approximately 100 employees at Nokia's Copenhagen site.

The total number would represent approximately 2 percent of Nokia's R&D personnel globally. Nokia aims to support the employees with alternative services, such as finding new positions within the company.

Nokia noted that it would begin consultations with employee representatives about these plans where voluntary severance packages, while having more than 17 000 people employed in its R&D activities.

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