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Nokia aiming to cut up to 10,000 jobs by 2023

The telecoms company plans to downsize, but says job cuts will fall overseas.

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The Espoo-based company said it was looking to offset the cost of research and development. Image: Antti Aimo-Koivisto / Lehtikuva
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Nokia has announced plans to cut up to 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years.

In a statement, the Espoo-based telecoms company said it intended to "reset its cost base," aiming to make savings of around 600 million euros by the end of 2023.

The company said that the cuts would offset investments in research and development focused on areas including 5G and cloud computing. The development could mean a net increase of jobs in Finland as the company continues to hire experts to work on its 5G technology.

Nokia currently employs around 90,000 people worldwide.

"Decisions that may have a potential impact on our employees are never taken lightly. Ensuring we have the right setup and capabilities is a necessary step to deliver sustainable long-term performance. My priority is to ensure that everyone impacted is supported through this process," said company CEO Pekka Lundmark in a statement.

Despite a 6 percent drop in sales, Nokia reported increased profits last year. The company made 918 million euros in 2020, up from 485 million in 2019.

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