ZD Net writes Nokia's facilities in Finland may be hit pretty hard. Finnish media speculate the software giant could shed 1,000 out of the 4,700 jobs there.
Microsoft absorbed around 25,000 Nokia employees when it officially acquired Nokia's devices and services business in April, including 4,700 workers in Finland. Those former Nokia employees may bear the brunt of the layoffs Microsoft will reportedly announce later this month. The number of staff expected to be made redundant could top the 5,000 job losses Microsoft announced 2009. If a report from Finnish paper Helsingin Sanomat is correct, many of those affected could come from Finland.