Nokia Laying Off 10,000 People, Including Hundreds of Canadians

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Nokia announced this morning that it will axe a whopping 10,000 jobs by the end of 2013, including hundreds of Canadians' jobs in an office outside of Vancouver.

“These planned reductions are a difficult consequence of the intended actions we believe we must take to ensure Nokia’s long-term competitive strength,” CEO Stephen Elop stated. “We do not make plans that may impact our employees lightly, and as a company we will work tirelessly to ensure that those at risk are offered the support, options and advice necessary to find new opportunities.”

As part of its "reductions within certain research and development projects," Nokia plans to completely shut down its facilities in Burnaby, BC.

“We are increasing our focus on the products and services that our consumers value most while continuing to invest in the innovation that has always defined Nokia,” explained Stephen. “We intend to pursue an even more focused effort on Lumia, continued innovation around our feature phones, while placing increased emphasis on our location-based services. However, we must re-shape our operating model and ensure that we create a structure that can support our competitive ambitions.”

Company:
Nokia Canada
Website:
http://www.nokia.ca
Location:
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Nokia Canada has operated since the 1970s. During this time, Nokia has transformed itself from an industrial conglomerate to a focussed telecommunications company. Due to its cutting-edge technology and successful marketing, Nokia has risen to become a leading player in the global telecommunications industry. more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more




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