Nokia may layoff 300 employees in Indian R and D section
Wednesday, 27th April 2011
World's largest cell phone maker Nokia on Wednesday said up to 300 jobs would be cut in India by end of 2012, as the company embarks on restructuring that would affect 7,000 employees worldwide.
As part of the latest revamp, the Finnish entity would be laying off 4,000 people globally, while 3,000 jobs would be moved to US major Accenture that would take care of Nokia's Symbian software activities.
"With the restructuring, up to 300 jobs in the R&D segment will be cut in India by the end of 2012. The layoffs will be minimal," a Nokia spokesperson told PTI.
Without disclosing finer details, the official said that most of the people working on Symbian would be transferred to Accenture.
Sources said about 800-900 jobs are likely to affected in India in the R&D (Research and Development) segment.
Nokia's India operations has a total workforce of about 10,000. Out of them, around 1,500 employees are in the R&D section.
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