Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Uusimaa
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.51 - Operation Of Dairies And Cheese Making

100 - 130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 January 2024
Employment effect (start)
12 March 2024
Foreseen end date
30 September 2024


The Finnish food and dairy company Valio will start cooperation negotiations that threaten to eliminate up to 130 positions at the company's Helsinki headquarters.

The cooperation negotiations are going to affect the Finnish headquarter's functions, technical services, maintenance, and factory services. In addition to the potential redundancies, they will be centered around changes of conditions of contracting, and include changes to the content of tasks and job depictions of 135 employees.

The underlying circumstance is the current global economic situation which has affected Valio’s businesses and productions for a long period of time.

Valio employs 4,300 people globally, of which 3,700 in Finland.

Valio has previously undergone internal restructuring in 2014 with a reduction of 100 jobs from Valio's head office in Helsinki [Valio-2014]. In 2015, Valio let 182 employees go at the Helsinki headquarters [Valio-2015].



Eurofound (2024), Valio, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 200715, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200715.