Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Paimio, Vantaa, Forssa, Mikkeli and Outokumpu
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.13 - Production of meat and poultry meat products

165 - 211 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 June 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Finnish meat producer HKScan has initiated employer-employee negotiations due to restructuring for economic reasons. The negotiations concern some 1,500 workers in production and logistics, and they can lead to up to 211 job reductions in the company's units in Paimio, Vantaa, Forssa, Mikkeli and Outokumpu. The job reductions will not concern white-collar employees or employees at the company's Rauma site. The company claims that it aims at increasing competitiveness and efficiency. 

HKScan had some 2,500 employees in 2016 in Finland.

Updated, 10/10/2018: HKScan, following negotiations, has confirmed that the final number of employees to be dismissed is 165. These reductions, in addition to temporary layoffs, are expected to save the company around seven million euro on a yearly basis.


  • 10 October 2018: Kauppalehti (www.kauppalehti.fi)
  • 10 October 2018: YLE (yle.fi)
  • 25 June 2018: HKScan Press release
  • 25 June 2018: YLE
  • 25 June 2018: Turun Sanomat


Eurofound (2018), HKScan, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 94450, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94450.