Nokia to cut 450 jobs globally

Nokia Corp. announced Tuesday 450 positions worldwide will be eliminated as part of a new corporate-wide realignment structure.

Finland-based Nokia’s U.S. headquarters, Nokia Americas, is based in Irving. According to the 2009 Dallas Business Journal’s Book of Lists, Nokia had 900 employees in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Nokia’s plan includes the streamlining of its information technology and compatibility and industry collaboration activities in its corporate development office, the company said in a press release.

The company is working with employee representatives to address the positions impacted by the corporate changes.

Nokia did not elaborate on what business units or communities will be impacted directly by the cuts.

In addition to job cuts, Nokia said mobile games will now be sold through the Ovi Store, as well as through existing channels.

“The planned changes are aimed at improving and simplifying the user experience of Nokia services, increasing opportunities for third-party developers and other partners to create compelling services, and accelerating the development of a common platform for Nokia’s different service offerings,” said Niklas Savander, executive vice president of services.