Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

193 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 May 2008
Employment effect (start)
25 January 2008
Foreseen end date
1 July 2008


The State Forest Management Centre (RMK), which preserves and manages Estonian forests, is to dismiss 140 people who have rejected other jobs offered by the company. The State Forest Management Centre (RMK) will adopt a restructuring plan on 1 July 2008 to increase its effectiveness. The restructuring process will affect 509 administrative employees in the forestry field. The offer to continue working in RMK was accepted by 316 people and rejected by 140 people. Another 50 jobs will be lost through natural decline (retirement) or early retirement. Only 3 employees found work elsewhere. RMK was established on the 1st January 1999 and is one of the biggest employers in Estonia. RMK's headquarter is situated in Tallinn, but the departments are located all over Estonia.



Eurofound (2008), The State Forest Management Center, Internal restructuring in Estonia, factsheet number 66667, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66667.