Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers

98 - 103 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 April 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Alma Aluemedia, which is part of media group Alma Media, has announced redundancies of up to 135 full-time equivalents from its regional newspapers in Finland. The company has started mandatory negotiations with the employee representatives on the cuts.

Alma Aluemedia publishes several major as well as smaller regional and local newspapers. The company intends to increase collaboration between the papers. This would lead to a reduction of 135 full-time equivalents from the current 810 employees. The cuts can affect all regional and local papers and all other personnel groups except delivery personnel. The timeline of the restructuring is yet to be announced.

Updated, 12-06-2012: Alma has concluded negotiations and confirms redundancies of 98-103 full-time equivalents. Up to 44 employees will be dismissed, while another 59 will be cut by other means.


  • 12 June 2012: Taloussanomat
  • 16 April 2012: Alma Media press release
  • 16 April 2012: Taloussanomat


Eurofound (2012), Alma Aluemedia, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 73493, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73493.