Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Itä-Suomi; Kainuu
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Of Metal Ores
07.29 - Mining of other non-ferrous metal ores

68 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 August 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2013
Foreseen end date


Mining company Talvivaara has announced the dismissal of 68 of its approximately 670 employees in Sotkamo. The company has concluded negotiations with employees' representatives on the job cuts.

Tavivaara operates a metal mine in Sotkamo. The company has been suffering from production problems, eg. leaks from its storage pools into surrounding waters. These have led to a slowing down in production and temporary lay-offs.

The company now seeks to save 5 million Euros annually; this implies making 68 people redundant. At the start of negotiations, Talvivaara had foreseen a total of 250 layoffs, permanent and temporary. The company is also not renewing 96 fixed-term positions, some of which were summer trainees.


  • 21 August 2013: Talvivaara press release
  • 21 August 2013: Taloussanomat


Eurofound (2013), Talvivaara, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 75819, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75819.