Mobile Makers

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2000 more jobs going at Sony.

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Source: Boy Genius Report (Brad Reed)

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Fitch down grades Nokia to junk.

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RIM cutting costs by letting people go.

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2000 employees at Sony Ericsson to lose jobs.

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Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson is to cut 2000 extra jobs after making huge losses in the first quarter of the year. (£260 million to be exact).

Total losses = 2000

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Nokia to disconnect 1700 people.

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Nokia are to cut 1700 jobs globally in all departments and roughly 50% of all staff in the Ad Sales departments, which is around the 30 people.

Nokia says the job losses will come from the Devices and Markets units as well as its Corporate Development office and global support functions.

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You are the weakest link – goodbye!

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Nortel to eliminate a further 3200 jobs, that is on top of the 30000 they planned to cut back in January.
ALZA Pharma to pink slip 120 in CA
Texas Youth Commission to axe 130 employees
Dow Corning eliminates 800 jobs
Nokia are hoping 1000 sad souls “volunteer” for layoffs

Total Losses = 5200