Nokia chop skips Australia and NZ

Summary:Nokia's Australian and New Zealand offices won't be affected by Nokia's most recent jobs announcement.

Nokia's Australian and New Zealand offices won't be affected by Nokia's most recent jobs announcement.

Nokia announced overnight that it would cut another 3500 jobs in addition to the 4000 job cuts and 3000 Accenture transfers it announced in April.

The Finnish company said that it would close a manufacturing facility in Cluj, Romania, and reduce workers in its supply chain operations, accounting for a loss of 2200 employees. It will also cut 1300 workers in its commerce and location business, which was made up of its Navteq operations and Nokia's social location services.

However, this won't affect anyone working locally.

"The structural realignment will not impact Nokia in Australia or New Zealand," a statement from the company read.

The cuts have come as the company tries to transform itself to fit into a market that is looking increasingly to smartphones, in part through an agreement with Microsoft to use the Redmond-based software giant's mobile operating system Windows Phone 7.

Topics: Nokia, IT Employment, Mobility

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