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Sony Mobile cuts 1,000 jobs at unit in Sweden

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2015 | 3:00 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP):

Sony says it will cut 1,000 jobs at a mobile phone unit in Lund, Sweden.

Sony Mobile Communications spokeswoman Kajsa Petersson said yesterday that the move is part of staff cuts announced last month when Sony said it would lay off 2,100 employees from its mobile division globally.

Petersson said 800 jobs have already been cut in China in addition to the layoffs at the research and development unit in Lund, which has 2,200 employees. She said it wasn't clear where the remaining 300 job cuts would happen.

Sony retained the unit in Lund after a joint mobile phone venture with Swedish wireless equipment maker Ericsson was terminated in 2012.