Internal restructuring
Mellersta Norrland; Västernorrlands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17.29 - Manufacture of other articles of paper and paperboard

190 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 March 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Finnish-owned paper producer, Metsä Board, part of the Metsä Group, has announced that they will cut 200 jobs from their site in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, as part of a roll-back of production in preparation for the closure of the site.

The closure is planned for 2017. Today, the site employs a total of 850 people. Of the 200 jobs that will be cut, 150 will be blue-collar positions and 50 will be white-collar jobs.

Update 19-05-2015:

Negotiations with the union have come to an end and 190 people will now be leaving their jobs. Out of the 190 job cuts, 149 will affect blue-collar positions and another 41 white-collar positions.

Around 70 jobs will be cut through natural attrition and the remainder through direct dismissals. Following the restructuring, the workforce at the Örnsköldsvik site will be of 660 workers.


  • 24 March 2015: ATL
  • 19 May 2015: http://sverigesradio.se


Eurofound (2015), Metsä Board, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 79117, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79117.