American software giant Microsoft is planning on cutting as many as one thousand jobs in Finland, two sources with knowledge of the plans told Helsingin Sanomat. One of the measures under consideration is the shut-down of Microsoft's research and product development facility in Oulu, which concentrates chiefly on the development of software solutions for budget-friendly handsets and employs roughly 500 people.
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Microsoft plans cutting 1,000 jobs in Finland
The plans, the sources remind, remain provisional. Microsoft employees in Oulu are unruffled by the reports, a shop steward said on Tuesday. “At this point, we will not brood over speculation by outsiders. It would be a waste of our energy.