Nokia To Lay Off 50 Of 300 Workers At ND Plant
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Officials with the Nokia technology company plan to lay off 50 of their 300 employees at its Fargo plant.
The plant is the base for a division that creates maps and detailed three-dimensional renderings used on smartphones and vehicle navigation devices. The division is branded as "Here."
The Finland-based company was part of California-based Navteq when the plant first opened in Fargo. Nokia bought Navteq for more than $8 billion in 2007.
Nokia officials say the needed to streamline operations in Fargo.