Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.1 - Postal activities under universal service obligation

290 - 413 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 April 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Itella Group, a company operating in mail communications, financial process and logistics, is to cut 290 jobs. Itella (former Finnish Post) operates in several countries and plans to cut up to 350 jobs in Finland, other Nordic countries, Baltic countries and Poland. 290 of these redundancies will affect administrative and supervisory positions in Finland.

The restructuring is part of a cost saving programme and negotiations are announced to commence soon. Moreover, the company promises to offer severance packages and other support to redundant employees. The group also announced collaboration with IBM for the outsourcing of 123 jobs, as of 1st June 2013. It is unknown yet how many of these job cuts refer to Finland.

For previous restructurings announced by Itella Group in Finland, see Itella-FI2011, Itella-FI2009 and Itella-FI2008


  • 10 April 2013: Itella (press release)
  • 10 April 2013: Itella (press release)
  • 10 April 2013: Taloussanomat


Eurofound (2013), Itella, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 75232, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75232.