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130 workers' jobs on line - by CLIFF MOGG

ALMOST 130 workers face the axe at Nokia's premises at Camberley.

ALMOST 130 workers face the axe at Nokia's premises at Camberley.

They have been warned their jobs are on the line because of the mobile phone industry's financial crisis.

The employees face an anxious wait until May when their fate will finally be known.

In the meantime company bosses are trying to find them alternative work.

Nokia spokesman Mark Squires said on Monday: "We have currently put about 130 jobs under review.

"These situations are always difficult, but we have had talks with the staff so that they are fully in the picture."

Most of those whose jobs are under threat are involved with the company's mobile phone base station business.

The base stations, usually situated at the foot of mobile phone masts, are an integral part of the network link for companies such as Orange and Vodafone.

But the industry's slump, together with changes in base station technology, has hit demand at Nokia's Camberley factory.

With a total workforce of around 1300, the company is one of the area's biggest employers.


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