The company says that it will cut 15 percent of its staff as it refocuses its business on "premium smartphones, virtual reality, and connected lifestyle products."
A workforce reduction of about 10 percent comes as the Silicon Valley pioneer prepares to split into two separately traded companies later this year.
Job cuts will hit nearly all divisions later this week in the second wave of the company's larger plan to cut 18,000 employees, sources tell ZDNet.
At least one stage of the company's turnaround process is complete, according to an internal memo obtained by Reuters.
Hundreds of Nokia employees in China reportedly rally against the software giant's "hostile takeover and violent layoffs."
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Announcement of layoffs ranging between 5 percent and 10 percent expected this month when the company reports its fiscal quarter.
The e-commerce design site plans to cut 80 to 90 employees from its New York operations this week.
The cuts would reportedly be in addition to 1,000 jobs Sony already said it would eliminate in smartphone and tablet unit.