Internal restructuring
Östra Mellansverige; Södermanlands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.71 - Manufacture of bread; manufacture of fresh pastry goods and cakes

91 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 August 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2013
Foreseen end date


The Finnish bakery company, Fazer, has announced that it is to cut 91 full-and part-time jobs in its bakery Fazer Skogaholm in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

The notice is equivalent to 65 full-time positions. The reason behind the decision is reduced consumption of packaged bread.

Fazer's bakery in Eskilstuna has 295 employees and is the company's largest site. The company is a part of Fazer Group which has two business units, Fazer Food Services and Fazer Bakeries & Confectionery. Fazer Group operates in eight countries.

The negotiations between the unions and the company have begun. The seniority rules, also called the "last in, first out" principle, forming part of the Swedish Employment Protection Act, means young employees are most likely to be affected by the downsizing. The implementation of the measure is expected to start in January 2013.

As of September 2012, it is not known when the job losses will be implemented by.


  • 31 August 2012: Sveriges Radio


Eurofound (2012), Fazer Skogaholm, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 74083, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74083.