Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment

450 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 April 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


On 28 April 2009, Nokia announced plans to cut 450 jobs worldwide, including 100 jobs in Finland.

"The planned changes are aimed at improving and simplifying the user experience of Nokia services, increasing opportunities for third party developers and other partners to create compelling services, and accelerating the development of a common platform for Nokia's different service offerings," said Niklas Savander, Executive Vice President, Services, Nokia.

As part of the announced changes, all mobile games will now become available through the Ovi Store and existing channels. "We believe this will create a better experience for Nokia's millions of customers and spur opportunities for game developers," Savander continued.

In addition, Nokia will add a variety of third party partners, such as other image and social networking sites, to the image capture and sharing features on its devices. This move is aimed at enhancing the Nokia device experience for those customers who actively use third party services.

As a result, many of these changes will also help Nokia to realize cost-efficiencies in a number of areas and will thus streamline operations in many of its Services entities.

In addition, Nokia also plans to streamline its internal IT and Compatibility & Industry Collaboration activities in the Corporate Development Office unit.

All of these measures are part of Nokia's previously announced plans to adjust its business operations and cost base in accordance with market demand and to safeguard future competitiveness. Nokia continues to seek savings in operational expenses, looking at all areas and activities across the company.


  • 29 April 2009: Helsingin Sanomat


Eurofound (2009), Nokia, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 68885, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68885.