Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Construction Of Buildings And Infrastructure Engineering
Construction Of Buildings
41 - Construction of buildings

150 - 300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 December 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Lemminkäinen, a Finnish construction and infrastructure company, has announced redundancies of up to 300 workers from its Finnish operations. The company is continuing negotiations on the details.

The company announced in October that it needs to save 50 million Euros starting in 2013. It projected that up to 300 redundancies would be necessary from its operations worldwide, which total 8000 employees (mainly in Finland, other Nordic countries, Baltic countries and Russia). Lemminkäinen has now confirmed the number and reports that most of the cuts will concern Finland.

Lemminkäinen is perhaps best known for road construction, but it is also involved in building construction.

UPDATE, 03/12/2012 - Finnish company Lemminkäinen has concluded its employer-employee talks and will cut maximum 300 jobs by the end of 2012. 


  • 2 December 2011: Taloussanomat
  • 2 December 2011: YLE Internet News
  • 3 December 2011: Helsingin Sanomat


Eurofound (2011), Lemminkäinen, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 72816, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72816.