The Financial Express (27.04.2011) reports that the global mobile handset-maker Nokia would cut “up to 300 jobs in the R&D segment […] in India by the end of 2012”. Qutoing agencies it further states:
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.
The Finnish major in a statement today announced plans to align its global workforce and consolidate site operations, which would result in cost reductions 1 billion euro.
Nokia plans to enter into a strategic collaboration with Accenture, whereby it would transfer its Symbian software activities as well as about 3,000 employees to that firm.
“Transitioning employees, located in China, Finland, India, United Kingdom and the United States, will initially work on Symbian software activities for Nokia,” it said.
Source: http://www.financialexpress.com/news/nokia-to-axe-up-to-300-jobs-in-india/782384/0# (Posted: Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 1558 hrs IST)