Sonera is planning on laying off up to 145 employees and revising the terms and conditions of employment of an additional 80 in order to improve its profitability.
Sonera is planning on laying off up to 145 employees and revising the terms and conditions of employment of an additional 80 in order to improve its profitability.

Sonera has launched a thorough re-structuring campaign that may result in the reductions of a maximum of 145 positions and the creation of 40 new positions.

The telecommunications service provider said yesterday the planned changes are required in order to transition to a more flexible and efficient way of operating amidst changes in customer behaviour, technologies and business practices. It also said it is also negotiating changes to the terms and conditions of employment of roughly 80 of its employees.

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HMD Global launched its first smartphone, the Nokia 6, exclusively in China in the wee hours of Sunday, 8 January, 2017.
HMD Global launched its first smartphone, the Nokia 6, exclusively in China in the wee hours of Sunday, 8 January, 2017.

HMD Global has announced the commercial launch of the first Android-powered, Nokia-branded smartphone, the Nokia 6.

The 5.5-inch smartphone will initially become available exclusively in China through JD.com, one of the largest online retailers in the world, for a suggested retail price of 1,699 Chinese Yuan, or approximately 233 euros.

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Kesko says it expects to complete the integration of Siwa and Valintatalo corner shops into its shop network by the end of April, 2017.
Kesko says it expects to complete the integration of Siwa and Valintatalo corner shops into its shop network by the end of April, 2017.

Kesko has announced its plan to launch consultative negotiations at 53 out of the 643 Siwa and Valintatalo corner shops it acquired in the second half of 2015.

“Suomen Lähikauppa's network unfortunately also includes shops where we have been unable to find a way to continue the operations profitably and sustainably,” Jorma Rauhala, the director of grocery trade at Kesko, explains in a press release. “For example, the pull of growth centres has contributed to the fact that certain smaller municipalities no longer have enough customers even for small shops.”

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