December 14, 2010 / 2:35 PM / 7 years ago

Nokia to cut about 800 jobs in Finland

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia, the world’s biggest cellphone maker by volume, said on Tuesday it planned to cut about 800 jobs in its home Finnish market.

The company said in a statement it concluded negotiations with employee representatives on the planned reductions, which it plans to start putting into effect in January.

Nokia plans to offer severance packages worth 5-15 months of regular salary but hopes some of the employees affected will be relocated elsewhere in the company, it said.

Nokia announced 1,800 job cuts worldwide in October.

Reporting by Chris Borowski and Tarmo Virki; Editing by Will Waterman

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