Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Oulu, Kuopio, Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53 - Postal and courier activities

108 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 May 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 August 2008


Mail and information logistics company Itella (former Post of Finland) is cutting its work force by 108 employees. Some third of the employees will be laid off from the manual post services units. The cuts concern manual post service units in Oulu and Kuopio. Both units will be shut down by end of August 2008. The rest of the dismissals concern Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa units.

From 1st of June 2006, Finland Post Corporation changed its name to Itella Corporation and the Group changed the name to Itella Group. The reason for the new name's adoption was in the Group's more diversified and internationalised business operations: a wider range of logistics and information logistics services now supplements postal operations. In addition to Finland, Itella Group operates in eight northern European countries and a quarter of its net sales come from international operations.

Itella Group employs some 25 000 employees.


  • 28 May 2008: Kauppalehti


Eurofound (2008), Itella, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 66664, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66664.