Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Helsinki, Kuopi, Turku, Oulo, Tampere, Lappeenranta
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Scientific Research And Development
72 - Scientific research and development

180 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 August 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Ty├Âterveyslaitos, a research and specialist organisation in the field of occupational health and safety, plans to reduce its workforce by cutting up to 200 jobs. Currently, the institute employs approximately 680 people.

The institute states that the measure is due to the reduction in government funding, a decrease amounting to almost 40 percent. This is the third consecutive year the institute has had to lay off staff.

Update 14/1 2016Following concluded employer-employee negotiations on the 12 of October 180 positions will be cut. In total 100 employees will be directly dismissed and the remaining 80 positions will be cut through pensions an other arrangements. Turku University of Applied Sciences will buy a part of the institutes research facilities and thereby take over part of the institutes staff.


  • 25 August 2015: savonsanomat.fi
  • 18 December 2015: HBL.fi


Eurofound (2015), Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 84522, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84522.