Microsoft confirms layoffs of 2,300 employees in Finland alongside Salo facility closure

Microsoft announced several weeks ago its plans to lay off a total of 7,800 workers in the next year and now the company has confirmed previous rumors that its operations in Finland will be reduced by 2,300 team members. It will also close the phone manufacturing plant in Salo.

According to Reuters, two more offices in Finland, in the cities of Espoo and Tampere, will remain open. All of the company's operations in that country were acquired in 2014 when Microsoft completed the purchase of Nokia's Devices and Services division. Microsoft has since announced a one-time impairment charge of $7.6 billion due to that purchase.

Source: Reuters

John Callaham