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Nokia Women and Some Men Will Get a Pay Hike to Close Gender Gap

  • Independent study finds ‘widespread’ gender pay disparities
  • Company says the cost to address gap will be ‘meaningful’
A worker takes a photo using the flash on the Nokia 8 smartphone.

A worker takes a photo using the flash on the Nokia 8 smartphone.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Some female Nokia Oyj employees will get a raise this summer, part of the company’s effort to close its gender pay gap.

The Finnish network-equipment vendor will allocate a special budget to eliminate salary differences between men and women who do the same jobs. A recent pay audit by Mercer found a pay gap at Nokia that could only be explained by the gender of the employee. Most of the underpaid workers are women, but a few men will get raises, too.