Structural Change in the ICT Sector – Where Have Former Nokia Employees Ended up?
ReGrow researcher Jyrki Ali-Yrkkö has examined together with Etla research group the employment status of workers who left Nokia during the period 2009–2014. The results reveal that the workers were quite successful in finding employment. According to the latest available data, more than three-quarters of these individuals found a new job, while the share of unemployed was 9.6 percent. The remaining share of ex-employees retired or started to study. Workers with higher education and workers who had held senior officer positions at Nokia were more successful in finding a new job than others. New jobs were often found in the service sector. Some regional differences existed in the employment of the former Nokia employees: finding employment was more successful in North Ostrobothnia, Uusimaa and Central Finland than in Southwest Finland.
Click to read more about the research and to upload the report (in Finnish) Etla also organised a background webinar to further address the results of the study and to discuss the entrepreneurial paths of ex-Nokians, for example. The webinar can be viewed in the video recording on Etla’s website (in Finnish).