The personnel cuts will take place globally. According to Nokia, the decision will mainly be targeted at the company’s Devices and Markets units as well as in its Corporate Development Office and global support functions.
Where applicable, Nokia will start consultations with employee representatives about these plans.
Nokia plans to scale sales, marketing and technology management to match the pruned portfolio and global consumer demand; address the marketing and other activities that will no longer be integral following the Symbian acquisition; streamline the Devices R&D organization; and increase efficiency in certain global support functions.
However, the worst part is at the end of the statement: the company will continue to seek savings in operational expenses. In other words, other departments might be lined up for trimming as well in the near future.