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Here’s what Elop told the 12,500 Nokia employees who just got axed

17
Jul
2014

It’s safe to say that Stephen Elop really isn’t very popular in Finland, especially after Microsoft announced on Thursday that it was laying 12,500 people who currently work for its Nokia devices and services division. Since Elop is both the former CEO of Nokia and the current boss of Microsoft’s devices and services division, we were very curious to get his take on this week’s massive layoffs that hit his division harder than any other. In a letter sent to his employees on Thursday, Elop explained how these “difficult” job cuts are necessary to realign Nokia’s Lumia devices with Microsoft’s vision for mobile phones. “We recognize these planned changes are broad and have very difficult implications for many of our team

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