Nokia cut jobs at Guangdong factory

Updated: 2012-10-11 20:31


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A Nokia Oyj factory in South China has cut "less than 100" staff recently, part of the Finnish company's move to reduce cost amid declining market share.

The job reduction has been ongoing since June, when Nokia announced it would cut 10,000 jobs, or 19 percent of its total workforce globally, by the end of next year.

The factory in Dongguan, Guangdong province, is one of the two factories Nokia has in China. The company had employed around 6,000 people.

Gao Xiang, Nokia's director of public relations in China, declined to give the total number of job cuts in China, but said the move will affect various functions, including manufacturing, research and development, and sales.

The company, once arguably the world's mobile phone leader, has been losing its market share to Apple Inc and other mobile phone makers running Google Inc's Android operating system.

Nokia's sales in the second quarter ranked sixth with a market share of 6.8 percent, after rivals Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE and Yulong Technologies, according to Analysys International.