Electronics Production | December 14, 2009
Nokia with temporary layoffs in Finland
Mobile phone giant Nokia will start a temporary layoff schedule at their Finnish manufacturing facility in Salo during 2010.
A Nokia spokesman told news agency Reuters that the job cuts could last up to 90 days. The measure will affect around 20% - at any given time – of the currently 2 000 employees in Salo. Consultations with employees and union representative are scheduled to start today (14. December 2009). Nokia’s manufacturing facility in Salo is the only major handset facility left in Western Europe and one of nine that the company operates worldwide. In addition, the company used to outsource the production to its EMS-partners, but stopped during 2009.