On top of the 1,800 job cuts announced back in October
, Nokia has announced this week that will be cutting
800 positions right in Finland, the company's home turf. The good news is that the announcement was made only after negotiations with the affected employees were wrapped up, and they'll be getting anywhere between 5 and 15 months of severance pay -- and at least some of the staffers will be offered different positions elsewhere in the company. Nokia is in the midst of a fairly significant restructuring from top to bottom as it tries to claw its way back into the hearts and minds of consumers: it's got a new CEO
, a new operating system
, a new relationship with the Symbian Foundation
, and some freshly trimmed fat, so let's hope Espoo's got a killer 2011 in the cards.
A Nokia spokesman tells us this is actually part of the 1,800 previously announced -- the announcement appears to have simply been about the fact that 800 Finnish employees have reached severance agreements. Still unfortunate to see anyone lose their job, but the picture's a little rosier.