Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Uusimaa
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 March 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2012
Foreseen end date
30 June 2013


Fidenta, a Finnish IT consultancy company based in Helsinki, has announced plans to lay off up to 150 of its 200 employees. The company has started mandatory negotiations with employee representatives on the proposed cuts. Cuts are scheduled to take place during the second half of 2012 and the first half of 2013.

Fidenta is a joint venture of the IT service company Tieto (80%) and banking group Nordea (20%) and it provides IT services to Nordea. Nordea announced its own restructuring in 2011 (18353) and this restructuring is now extended to services provided by Fidenta. Some of the services may also be moved to Tieto's units outside Finland.

Union representatives have criticised the cuts and pointed out that possible offshoring of Nordea's IT services may become a security risk.


  • 5 March 2012: Press release by Tieto
  • 5 March 2012: Helsingin Sanomat
  • 5 March 2012: Nousu (union) press release
  • 5 March 2012: YLE Internet News


Eurofound (2012), Fidenta, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 73375, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73375.