Nokia Cutting Back 7,000 Jobs- Some Symbian Workers Moved

Nokia are set to shake hands and say goodbye to 7000 of their employees in a huge job cut. We brought you the news a while back that Nokia were dumping their outdated Symbian OS, using Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 as their new smartphone software.

As a result of Symbian’s replacement, a huge proportion of the workers have been made unemployed in a brutal workforce cut. Despite the massive cull, not all Nokia Symbian employees will lose their job as some will be transferred over to business and technology consultancy firm Accenture, according to Cnet. An estimated 3000 workers will be moved if an agreement can be made, continuing to develop software and provide Symbian support for those who still use it.

CBR Online has reported that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been “working with partners to identify long-term re-employment programs.” It is not just the 7000 workers who will face job loss, it has been reported that an estimated 4,000 employees based in Finland, Denmark and the UK will be made redundant “in phases” between the beginning and end of 2012.

The employees who are going to be potentially transferred to Accenture may have to re-locate. There is no guarantee they will remain working in their current location, with Nokia having bases in Finland, the US, the UK, China and India. As of yet nobody knows where they will be working next year, but things will become more clear when Nokia and Accenture thrash out a final agreement.

If you are a Nokia employee who faces the axe then there may be light at the end of this very dark tunnel. Skype have been monitoring this situation and announced that they are hiring and would be interested in recruiting some “talented engineers.” What do you make of Nokia’s colossal job cuts? Leave us your thoughts on the matter by leaving a comment.