HELSINKI, July 27 Struggling cellphone maker
Nokia Oyj said on Friday it had agreed to close its
Salo plant in Finland after talks with union representatives,
and repeated it aims to cut 3,700 jobs in its home country.
Nokia unveiled the plan on June 14 as part of its global
cost-cut programme, including 10,000 job cuts and the closure of
the Salo plant - the last major cellphone manufacturing site in
western Europe, the cradle of the global
It said production had already stopped at the site and 780
people will lose their jobs during this year.
Once the world's dominant mobile phone provider, Nokia was
wrongfooted by the rise of smartphones and is struggling to keep
up with Apple, Samsung and Google.
(Reporting By Tarmo Virki; Editing by David Holmes)