Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Finland, Denmark, India, Romania, the UK, the USA
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

7,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 April 2011
Employment effect (start)
28 April 2011
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


On 28 April 2011, the Finnish telecommunications multinational Nokia announced that it will cut the workforce at its handset business by 7,000 by the end of 2012. Around 4,000 employees will be made redundant and a further 3,000 are to be transferred to Accenture, the consulting and technology services group, under an outsourcing deal. This follows a decision in February 2012 to try to fight back in the smartphone market by using Microsoft software. The group has around 132,000 employees worldwide and around 59,000 are employed in its handset business. Around 1,400 jobs are to go in Finland.


  • 28 April 2011: Financial Times


Eurofound (2011), Nokia, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 71891, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71891.