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Nokia is almost Finish(ed), due to its stubbornness to switch to Android, is now set to cut 4,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2012.

Mobile phone maker Nokia to cut 4,000 jobs worldwide from its 65,000-strong workforce, including 700 in the UK

Nokia, once indisputably the world’s largest mobile phone company, will lay off 4,000 people worldwide by the end of next year as it attempts to cut costs after falling behind rivals in the smartphone market.

Most of the job cuts will be in Denmark, Finland and Britain, with 700 roles being axed in the UK. The company said talks with employees had already begun.

Nokia, which employs 65,000 people worldwide, also announced that it will transfer some 3,000 employees to Accenture as it shifts the development of the Symbian platform used in Nokia phones to the consulting firm.

The company attempted to put a positive spin on the news and insisted that the Symbian employees located in China, Finland, India, the UK and the United States will continue to develop the software and services for Nokia and “over time, Accenture and Nokia will seek opportunities to retrain and redeploy transitioned employees”.

The announcements came as Nokia, which has around 2,400 staff in the UK, called workers in several cities for briefings about company strategy as it begins a new partnership with Microsoft.

In a push to challenge rivals such as Apple and Google, Nokia and Microsoft announced in February that they are to join forces.

Nokia has in recent years been hit by stiff competition – first from Research in Motion’s Blackberry, then Apple’s iPhone and latterly Google’s Android – and has been criticised as being slow to react to the latest mobile phone trend. It has said it plans to cut operating expenses by €1bn (£885m) by 2013.

Nokia’s share price jumped more than 3% on the news.

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  1. Еще в 2008-2009 годах компания Нокия получила мое официальное Авторское предложение – рассмотреть возможность производства нового поколения телефонов с функцией “Учета компонентов человеческого фактора”. Отсутствие мобильного устройства с такими функциями сдерживает развитие международного межотраслевого инновационного сегмента мировой экономики с перспективами открытия новых рабочих мест в количестве не менее 600 миллионов (ШЕСТЬСОТ МИЛЛИОНОВ РАБОЧИХ МЕСТ)- поскольку они являются компонентами -“Национальных Противоастероидных Комплексов” – которые мы обречены развертывать. А в этой статье,равно как и в докладе президента Обамы – по вопросам занятости звучит почти безысходность. ДЛЯ сокращения 4000 рабочих мест в НОКИИ,равно как и для декларирования невозможности роста Национальной и Мировой экономики необходимо всего лишь, не иметь или игнорировать достижения в этой сфере . Тогда -Приезжайте на Экономический Форум В Санкт-Петербург – и договаривайтесь – получайте и – Развивайтесь. Инновации должны быть и в экономике иначе – Крах, и слава Богу что ВСЕ-это начинают понимать.

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  2. Back in 2008-2009, the company Nokia has received my official offer copyright – to consider the possibility of producing a new generation of phones with a function, “Accounting for the components of the human factor.” Lack of mobile device features such restrains the development of an international interdisciplinary innovative segment of the world economy with the prospects of new jobs in an amount not less than 600,000,000 (six hundred million jobs) – as they are the components – the National Protivoasteroidnyh complexes – we are doomed to deploy. In this article, as well as the report of President Obama – Employment sounds almost hopeless. In order to reduce 4,000 jobs in Nokii, as well as for the declaration of inability to increase national and global economy need only not to have or to ignore the achievements in this field. Then, Come to the Economic Forum in St. Petersburg – and negotiate – and get – to develop. Innovation should be in the economy differently – Crash, and thank God that after all this is beginning to understand. :roll:

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