Two-thirds of laid off Nokia workers placed in jobs
Two-thirds of the 1,149 Hungarians laid off at the Nokia plant in Komárom in northwestern Hungary, which was reported earlier that it would shut down at the end of this month, were already able to find new employment, Szabolcs Pákozdi, head of the national job placement office OFKN, informed Hungarian news agency MTI.
Pákozdi said 68 companies attended a job fair advertising more than 3,700 open positions for the laid off workers in September. Altogether 1,829 workers were laid off at the plant, 680 were Slovakian citizens.
Microsoft, which recently acquired Nokia's handset business, announced in July that it would shut down the plant in Komárom, near Hungary's border with Slovakia.
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