Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Länsi-Suomi; Pirkanmaa
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.1 - Manufacture of electronic components and boards

134 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 December 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The American-owned conglomerate corporation General Electric (GE) is initiating employer-employee negotiations due to restructuring for economic reasons. Most of the proposed 200 job reductions would take effect in Tampere in the Myllypuro production plant and the FACTS-project unit in Vehmainen. A few jobs would also be lost in Helsinki. The company says it has to cut costs due to the big reform in the energy production sector and the tightening competition. Most of GE's 1,100 employees in Finland work at GE Healthcare, which is not included in the negotiations.

Update 20/06/2018:After concluded employer-employee negotiations, General Electric has decided to terminate 134 jobs in its Grid Solutions Oy company in Tampere. Grid Solutions operates in the field of manufacturing of electronic products and according to an article in Yle the company says that it will move the production of power grid infrastructure to the United States and Brazil. Grid Solutions Oy, part of US-based GE, had some 280 employees in 2016.


  • 7 December 2017: YLE
  • 20 June 2018: YLE


Eurofound (2017), General Electric, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 92746, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92746.