Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Oulu
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

480 - 1,700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 May 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2010


The dismissals announced by Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) in May 2007 concerning approximately 700 employees in Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere and Oulu have been reduced to less than half of the original estimate in June 2007 and there are currently 250 people facing redundancy according to NSN announcement of 31st January 2008.

Additionally, 230 product developers will switch over to IT company, TietoEnator, which will reduce the need for dismissals. Furthermore, the number of employees has shrunk some through retirements and other “natural causes”.

The reductions mark only the beginning in the cost synergies planned by the network company which was launched in 2007 when Nokia and Siemens combined their network operations. At the beginning of May 2007, NSN announced that in the next three years it would reduce its staff in Finland by 1,500-1,700 individuals from the total of 10,000. Worldwide the company expects to shed around 9,000 employees. The planned reductions are due to production and financial reasons and in response to market conditions, including changes to the product portfolio and the streamlining of various functions.


  • 1 February 2008: Helsingin Sanomat
  • 5 May 2007: Helsingin Sanomat
  • 6 June 2007: Helsingin Sanomat


Eurofound (2007), Nokia Siemens Networks, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 65317, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65317.