EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): Finland, Ireland, United Kingdom


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26.3 - Manufacture of communication equipment
Number Employed: 90000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-03-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 5000
Planned Job Reductions max: 10000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 16-03-2021
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2023

Additional Information

Finnish telecommunications and information technology company Nokia has announced that it will cut between 5,000 and 10,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2023.

The restructuring programme is expected to be implemented in most countries where Nokia operates. So far, Nokia announced the cuts in Finland (300 jobs), but about seven roles are part of the consultation process in Ireland, and around 100 in the United Kingdom. France will not be affected due to a restructuring programme announced in 2020. The conditions of the programme will be negotiated with employee representatives according to local regulations. From the restructuring programme, the company is to save up to €600 million to be invested in research and technology, including 5G, cloud and digital infrastructure. Nokia estimates that all measures of the programme will cost about €600-700 million.

Nokia employs about 90,000 people worldwide and operates in over 130 countries. Previous restructuring programme at the EU level was announced in January 2019 (1,300 jobs cut).