Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Helsinki, Lahti, Rovaniemi, Oulu, Kajaani, Savonlinna
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.2 - Other postal and courier activities

390 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 April 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The mail communication, information logistics and material logistics Company, Itella Group is planning to cut 390 jobs. The personnel negotiations starting on 22nd of April will affect both administrative and production functions. All in all, the negotiations will concern around 2,200 people.

The majority of the redundancy need applies to the Helsinki Metropolitan area, but other localities will also be affected. It is being planned that manual mail sorting in Rovaniemi and Kajaani be transferred to the Oulu Post Center for automatic processing. It is expected that the customer service center operations in Savonlinna will be discontinued, as responsibility for the telephone service regarding transportation services for the elderly and the disabled is being transferred from Itella to the municipalities. In the Lahti region, the statutory labor negotiations will concern Itella Logistics. The majority of Itella jobs in these localities are likely to remain after the negotiations.

In Finland, Itella Group employs 23,500 people, providing jobs in every municipality in continental Finland. In total, the personnel negotiations launched now will reduce the number of Itella's personnel in Finland by nearly two percent.


  • 15 April 2009: www.hs.fi


Eurofound (2009), Itella, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 68843, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68843.