Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.1 - Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 January 2015
Employment effect (start)
15 January 2015
Foreseen end date


The Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland has finished employer-employee negotiations with the loss of 200 jobs as the outcome, rather than the initial estimate of 700. The reductions are due to austerity cuts by the government and EU-level decisions regarding financial availability through the structural funds. The redundant positions are white-collar jobs.

The Ministry of Employment and the Economy employs a total of 10,700 people in Finland.  The ministry has previously never made people redundant for economic reasons. 


  • 15 January 2015: Helsingin Sanomat


Eurofound (2015), Ministry of Employment and the Economy , Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 78103, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78103.