Ericsson: In Sweden the phrase “Merry Christmas” translates to “You’re fired”; 946 people axed

Ericsson, the number one manufacturer of mobile infrastructure equipment, has announced that they’re planning to cut 946 people in their home country of Sweden with the closure of operations in Gävle and a reduction of employees in Borås. Gävle was responsible for designing and producing 3G base stations. “This is news that no one expected. It really comes as a total surprise,” said Johanni Samalistu, Chair of the Engineers’ Union, later adding: “We’re devastated. Now we have to inform our members of this shocking news.” If said employees read IntoMobile then … sorry to break the bad news to you. Merry Christmas!

[Via: Swedish Wire]

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