Nokia To Double Workforce In India

Nokia Corp. is planning to double its workforce at its India-based handset manufacturing plant.

According to a report published by the Times of India, the plant located outside of Madras will double its current workforce of 3,700 employees, which began operations earlier this year. The plant currently produces nine different handset models, but that number will increase as well.

Nokia's Director of Operations in India, Jukka Lehtela, said that the plant presently exports 25 percent of its models to South East Asia and the rest of production is meeting approximately 80 percent of India's demand. The plant is looking to export to Europe in the coming months.

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