Nokia to Shake Up Workforce

Nokia Corp. said Wednesday it plans to outsource its Symbian software operations and cut its global workforce by 4,000 employees by the end of 2012 as part of an effort to cut costs by $1.46 billion.

The world’s largest mobile-phone maker by volume said it will consolidate its research and product-development sites so that each has a clear role and mission, and expects to expand some sites and to contract or close others.

Nokia also said it plans to outsource all Symbian software activities and move about 3,000 employees to Accenture PLC. Accenture, meanwhile, will provide mobility software services to Nokia for future smartphones.

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