EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks

Geographic Location

Country: World


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Number Employed: 60000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-05-2007
Planned Job Reductions min: 9000
Planned Job Reductions max: 9000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-09-2007
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2010

Additional Information

In 2006, Nokia and Siemens, two of the larger communications companies in the world, announced the creation of the joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks that became one of the three largest telecom providers in the world. Nokia Siemens Networks has approximately 60,000 employees in the world and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. On 4 May 2007, the company announced a huge reorganisation plan that envisages the loss of around 9,000 jobs by 2010 in order to reduce the costs of the new company. In particular, the plan provides for 2,900 redundant workers in Germany and around 1,700 redundant workers in Finland.