Jolla the Finnish mobile company is planning to hire the Nokia employees, who have been abandoned by Microsoft after the Nokia Microsoft deal. Talking about the issue in an email, Juhani Lassila, Head of Communications Jolla stated, “What comes to the Microsoft job cuts: majority of our employees have a Nokia background, and we are always interested in new talent.”
Jolla is a mobile company which was founded by the team of ex-Nokia employees, who were working on a new mobile platform called ‘Meego’ which the company dumbed in 2011. Moreover, Nokia also launched a phone on the same platform in mid-2011 in partnership with Intel. However, the Nokia CEO Stephen Elop decided to adopt the Windows platform and introduced the Nokia Lumia series of smartphones. But now he is back with Microsoft as the Executive Vice President of Microsoft Devices Group after the Microsoft Nokia deal.
Last month, Microsoft has announced the job cut for 18,000 employees over the period of next year. This is known to be the biggest job cut in the history of Microsoft and it included 12,500 employees from Nokia.
However, Jolla is eyeing on the opportunity and is in good mood to hire the employees left by Microsoft. Last year, the company also launched its first smartphone with a new platform called Sailfish and with the price tag of Rs 34,000. Along with this it is also planning to launch a smartphone in association with the e-commerce portal Snapdeal.