Espoo, Finland – Nokia (NYSE:NOK) announced on Thursday that it will
lay off up to 1,800 employees, as part of its plan to simplify operations in
product creation at its Symbian and Services units. "The aim is to
accelerate the company’s transformation towards a leading mobile solutions
provider, and to do this we are simplifying and integrating operations within
our product creation and corporate functions," said Juha , Nokia’s
executive vice president of human resources.

The layoffs come shortly after
Stephen Elop was named the company’s new chief executive.

Nokia counts a total of around 131,500 employees.

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