Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Itä-Uusimaa
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

109 - 200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 October 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 June 2011


In order to address its debt problems the Finnish city of Porvoo has announced plans to cut 109 people from its workforce.

The city's debt is expected to rise to 157 million euros and the cuts are expected to save about 4 million. The city has concluded mandatory negotiations with its employees. By law these negotiations have to last at least 2 weeks, but Porvoo has scheduled them for at least 6 weeks. The city intends to exempt certain occupations from cuts, e.g, doctors and fire fighters. Therefore, various cultural and educational activities are likely to be disproportionately reduced.

Porvoo is located 50 kilometres east of capital Helsinki. 


  • 12 October 2010: YLE News (Internet) (www.yle.fi)


Eurofound (2010), Porvoo (City of), Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 71032, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71032.