Nokia will remove 402 positions in its factory in Lannion, in the Côtes-d’armor, it is the half of the workforce. “Inadmissible” to the mayor of the city.
The telecom equipment finland’s Nokia, which wants to “to reduce costs”announced Monday, June 22, the suppression in France of 1 233 jobs of its subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent, or one-third of the workforce in france. In the Côtes-d’armor, the site of Lannion is going to lose to 402 posts, which is half of the workforce.
It becomes completely intolerable and unacceptable when we know that Nokia has made investments there is still very little timeon franceinfo
A decision “unacceptable” for the mayor of the city, Paul Le Bihan. “400 jobs on the 800 it is a blow, it becomes completely intolerable and unacceptable when we know that Nokia has made investments there is still very little time, the new buildings of 30 to 40 million euros, one wonders what is the strategy”said the elected on franceinfo.
This decision “undermining the economy of a city : Nokia it is the third largest employer of the city of Lannion behind the hospital and Orange”said Paul Le Bihan. “We are committed to the revitalization plans from the city centre to bring back residents and businesses. It shoots itself in the foot. We just condemn the development of a medium-sized city.”
The chosen one admits to being powerless in the face of this plan. “Nokia is a group that we know almost more in our cities, so that when it was Alcatel, we knew the CEO”, he explained. He admits to being worried about the future of the site, which will remain as 400 employees, “when they were 2 000 to large hours Alcatel”.
“If the government comes to do something, so much the better”, he concluded.