EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Ulm, Stadtkreis; Tübingen; Baden-Württemberg
Location of affected unit(s): Ulm


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26.3 - Manufacture of communication equipment
Number Employed: 730
Group: Nokia

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-06-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 730
Planned Job Reductions max: 730
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 14-06-2012
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2013
Direct Dismissals: 730

Additional Information

As announced on 14 June 2012, a multinational company Nokia will cut 730 jobs in Germany. The decision is due to severely decreasing sales.

Nokia's market share decreased from 40 percent in 2007 to 20 percent in 2012. In Germany, job cuts affect Nokia's research center in Ulm, which currently employs 730 people. Nokia runs another site in Berlin, employing 600 people, but no reduction plans have been announced for this location thus far.

Global Nokia employment sums up to 53,500, without Nokia Siemens Networks employees, which had been affected by earlier job reductions. Worldwide, the company plans to cut additional 10,000 jobs.

The restructuring plan for Germany is to be implemented by the end of 2013.