Nokia dumps another 4000 employees

NOKIA has continued concrete action on its plans to reduce its workforce globally, with 4000 employees in Europe and Mexico to lose their jobs as the company moves its manufacturing to Asia.

Nokia, once the leader in the mobile handset market, has been challenged in recent years by the rise of the smartphones and a new slew of companies in the market such as Apple, Samsung and HTC. Its decision to stick with the Symbian OS cost it market share, and it has since re-adjusted its strategy to use the Windows Phone system instead.

Nokia says it will accelerate the deployment of Windows Phone smart phones, and the surviving workforce will work to customise small batches of phones for mobile operators.

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