When Nokia shucked 6,000 jobs back in April, it was looked upon as the worst round of redundancies not just for the Finnish company, but for any companies. Today, a further 3,500 people have faced the guillotine.
They’re saying these job cuts are so the company can “align its workforce and operations,” with most of the cuts affecting the workers at a Romanian factory, which will be closing at the end of the year. Instead, the phones will be made in Asia, which Nokia admits is a cost-saving measure.
I’m all for a leaner, meaner Nokia if it means better products for us. Especially if said products are running Windows Phone 7. But Nokia seems to be bleeding from every orifice – and all before they’ve even unveiled their first WP7 phone. [Nokia]