Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Architectural And Engineering Activities; Technical Testing And Analysis
71.1 - Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy

400 - 550 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 October 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 June 2011


A Finnish consulting firm Pöyry has announced that it will reduce its workforce in Finland by about 400 persons.

Pöyry, originally an engineering specialist in paper industry, offers a wide range consulting services in various sectors, e.g., energy, paper, transportation. According to its web page, Pöyry has 7000 experts in about 50 countries. As some of the sectors where Pöyry has been active had declined in Finland, the company previously announced a review of its 2500 Finnish staff. It later reported that 250-350 of its currently active workforce will be cut. In addition, it would review the situation of 200 employees who had been laid off temporarily. Mandatory negotiations with employee representatives have now been concluded and the number of permanent cuts is reported to be 400. These include 270 currently active workers and another 130 workers who had already been laid off temporarily. 

Pöyry expects to complete this restructuring by the end of the second quarter 2011. It also warns that further cuts may be necessary later.



Eurofound (2010), Pöyry, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 71084, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71084.