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Nokia confirms closure of final Finnish factory

Nokia (NOK) on Friday confirmed the imminent closure of its last factory in Finland. Though there have been some bright spots for Nokia, the struggling smartphone maker reported its third consecutive billion-dollar loss in the second quarter this year, highlighting just how difficult is has become for vendors to thrive in a market dominated by just two companies. As part of Nokia’s continuing efforts to cut costs, the company on Friday told Yle that its last Finnish factory in Salo, Finland will close this fall. 780 workers will lose their jobs as a result, finding themselves among the 10,000 employees Nokia will lay off by the end of 2013.

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Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.