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Nokia To Lay Off 50 Of 300 Workers At ND Plant

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.

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.

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