Microsoft will cut 1,000 staff in Finland
The software giant will cut 1,000 employees mobile units in Finland Wbp Online writes, citing a Finnish newspaper, which is based on information from insiders.
The company intends to completely eliminate the previous unit on the exploration and development of Nokia in Oulu, in Northern Finland, said on Wednesday the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. The Department employs about 500 people, whose activity is connected with development of software for ordinary mobile phones. The remaining 500 employees will be exempt from working on other sites in Finland, the newspaper said.
Microsoft acquired the mobile division of Nokia this spring, adding to his 25 thousand employees, 4,700 of whom work in Finland. In the result, it is expected that the company will hold a large-scale layoffs for the first time since 2009, with the aim to reduce costs and improve unsatisfactory work of the concern in recent years.
and Bloomberg claim that the reduction will be the largest in Microsoft’s history. On such step the company has gone in 2009, when it fired 5,800 employees.
Many analysts say that the cuts are necessary because with the acquisition of link Nokia the labor force in Microsoft increased to 127 thousand people, even more than Apple and Google.