Hungary -Nokia cuts 2,300 jobs at Hungary plant -February 27, 2012

Besides job cuts at Nokia Siemens in Finland and Germany (see message under heading Finland), Nokia has announced to lay off 2,300 workers at its plant in Komarom in northwestern Hungary. According to the cell phone giant, assembly would be replaced to Asia from Komarom, which currently employs around 4,400. The 2,300 jobs will be axed in two or three steps by the end of 2012, Nokia told its workers, adding that most of the losses would be blue-collar, manufacturing positions. The move hurts the labour market in Hungary as well as in Slovakia, from where about a third of Komarom workers have commuted.

English: Máté Komiljovics, union correspondent

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