Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.11 - General public administration activities

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 March 2012
Employment effect (start)
27 March 2012
Foreseen end date
1 June 2012


The Estonian Tax and Customs Board has announced the loss of 120 jobs across Estonia.

The job losses are due to the fact that the company will close the regional centres in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu and Jõhvi by 1 June 2012 in an effort to centralise regional management and cut personnel costs. As a result, the management is to centralise activities in the capital Tallinn and only county-based service points will remain open. The remaining employees in the counties will have their responsibilities increased.

Job cuts will be carried out in two phases. About 66 support service positions will be cut by the 1 April. The remaining 140 positions will be cut by 1 June. However, it was reported that part of the positions lost are currently vacant. As a result, the total number of real job loss stands at 120. Job cuts affect mainly managerial positions. 


  • 27 March 2012: Delfi ()
  • 28 March 2012: Eesti Päevaleht (www.epl.ee)


Eurofound (2012), Estonian Tax and Customs Board, Internal restructuring in Estonia, factsheet number 73439, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73439.