Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Scientific Research And Development
72 - Scientific research and development

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 April 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) is preparing a programme aiming at a substantial reduction of personnel. Employees' representative estimated that this would affect a total of 150 persons. Metla employs a total of 874 persons at the moment.

The reason for such a programme is the government’s policy to cut down financing for research institutions in general. In Metla’s case it means a cut of a total of several million euros. Chief director Hannu Raitio says that the job cuts cannot be conducted through natural wastage, because noticeable retirement will not begin until year 2011. Therefore the staff reduction must be taken into account in financial planning for years 2007–2011.


  • 20 April 2006: Helsingin Sanomat


Eurofound (2006), Metsäntutkimuslaitos (Finnish Forest Research Institute), Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 63386, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63386.