EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Finland
Region: Manner-Suomi
Location of affected unit(s): Kuopio, Hämeenlinna and others


Sector: Information / communication
61 - Telecommunications
Number Employed: 3300

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-10-2017
Planned Job Reductions min: 110
Planned Job Reductions max: 110
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The Nordic network operator Telia will cut up to 110 employees as part of an internal reorganisation, whereby the company plans to relocate posts and build new units. However, the number is expected to be smaller due to new tasks being created. Notably, administrative functions in Kuopio and Hämeenlinna are probably to be terminated. Most of the approximately dozen administrative employees in Kuopio and a handful in Hämeenlinna will be offered new jobs in other locations. The company says the reorganisation aims at a more efficient and manageable activity model in product development, marketing and customer service support functions, among other things.

Telia announced in July it would carry out reorganisation measures especially in Sweden, but also in other countries during the second half of 2017. The reorganisation is due to a need for cost reductions following declining turnover and profits.

Update, 20/12/2017: Following concluded employer-employee negotiations, Telia announces it will reduce up to 65 jobs instead of the originally announced 110. The final number of reductions may still decrease, depending on the new posts that will be opened at the same time. The administrative function in Kuopio and Hämeenlinna will be terminated as announced.