Ping-pong corporate gift.
At 2011 Nokia was Finlands biggest employer. At 2012 the company started biggest layoffs in Finnish history.
© Mikael Rydenfelt
Eetu and Niko Ojamaa at Kisko sports field.
During Nokia times Salo got everything, now city has almost nothing for carrying the cost of its great history.
1 out of 6000.
Jukka Ylimaa, in a hall where Nokia success started, by making Salora televisions. Nowadays many former Nokia unemployed trust on led technology start-ups.
Nokia Satelite Systems -tie from 1995.
Kisko village has one of the cheapest houses on sale around Salo municipality.
After Nokia left, younger folks have become minority, especially at outskirts of Salo.
View from highway number 1 towards Salo.
Thanks for Nokia, lots ofroads were built, but nowadays there is no money for upkeeping.
Juha Roto on the entrance hall of the Astrum center, place where Nokia used to announce its layoffs.
” In the end we were hanging on one rope only and when that rope snapped -we lost all.”
Stranded advertisement of house building company, near municipalitys eastern border.
”Problem for the Salo is that all the competent people are moving out.”
”Yes, there are lots of empty business spaces, which probably will always stay empty.It is a fact, that we must accept.” Marko Tuohimaa says.
Man with his chicken.
After forced to quit his job at Nokia, Pekka Lonka has basicly music, his chickens and dog left to love.
Border of Nokia campus in Salo.
"Nokia tried to do everything, but at the same time it did nothing."
” If it would have been easy, then everybody would have been doing it. If leaders of Nokia did not know how to make it work, then how would someone else know. Everybody got an opinion, like everybody got an asshole.”