Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing
Forestry And Logging
02 - Forestry and logging

100 - 150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 October 2011
Employment effect (start)
11 October 2011
Foreseen end date
1 January 2012


Latvia's State Forest service is planning countrywide restructuring including redundancies of 100 to 150 employees. The job cuts are part of a reorganization programme: Today, the State Forest service consists of ten structural units (forest districts) and 77 subunits (forestries). After the reorganization the structure will consist of ten units with 29 subunits.

The State Forest Service is a state administration civil institution associated with the Ministry of Agriculture, which is responsible for pursuing a unified forest policy in all the Latvia`s forests, controlling observance of the provisions of statutory acts, and implementing support programs which in the long term aim at ensuring sustainable forest management.

It is reported that the main goal of restructuring is to secure the performance within the budget constraints. The general director of the State Forest service Andis Krēsliņš stated that after the restructuring it will be possible to raise the salary for rest of employees, thus keeping professionals in the State Forest service. Currently, employees are leaving the State Forest service because of the noncompetitive salary.


  • 21 November 2011: State Forest service
  • 11 October 2011: delfi.lv


Eurofound (2011), State Forest Service, Internal restructuring in Latvia, factsheet number 72749, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72749.