Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
29 August 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The American fast food restaurant chain McDonald's is recruiting around 300 new employees to its restaurants across Finland during autumn 2017. More staff is needed as the company's sales increased by 12% and the number of customers by 10% during the first half of 2017. Some of the new employees will replace students who at this point in the year quit their jobs to go back to school. 

Competition in the Finnish fast food sector has tightened in recent years as several new fast food chains have started operations in the country. McDonald's sales weakened significantly and several less profitable units were closed down. However, this autumn a new restaurant with 45 employees will open in Helsinki.


  • 29 August 2017: Company press release
  • 29 August 2017: Uusimaa


Eurofound (2017), McDonald's, Business expansion in Finland, factsheet number 91828, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91828.