Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.1 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores

240 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 April 2014
Employment effect (start)
15 April 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Finnish retail trade company Stockmann has announced that it will cut 330 jobs across Finland by the beginning of 2015. The jobs will be cut in both Stockmann’s department stores and at its customer service operations at its websites (stockmann.com and Akateeminen.com).

The job reductions are part of a cost-savings plan which was introduced in spring 2013, these job cuts are expected to save an additional €10 million. According to the source, the decrease in profits is a result of a reduction in consumers' purchasing power and low confidence in the economy.

Negotiations with employee representatives have already begun. As well as the job cuts, the negotiations will also include potential changes to staff job descriptions.

Updated 03/06/2014: When negotiations with employee representatives were concluded, it was agreed that a total of 240 jobs will be cut at Stockmann, instead of the 330 initially announced. Of the 240 jobs, 110 employees will be fired and 130 employees will be let go through voluntary dismissals and early retirement.


  • 15 April 2014: YLE
  • 3 June 2014: Svenska YLE
  • 15 April 2014: Stockmann Group (press release)


Eurofound (2014), Stockmann, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 76858, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76858.