EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Finland
Region: Manner-Suomi
Location of affected unit(s): Rovaniemi, Kokkola, Seinäjoki, Pori


Sector: Information / communication
61 - Telecommunications
Number Employed: 450
Group: Wipro Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-10-2008
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Planned Job Reductions max: 150
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 31-12-2008

Additional Information

Indian software services company Wipro has commenced personnel negotiations concerning 150 employees in Finland. The reductions concern units in Rovaniemi, Kokkola, Seinäjoki and Pori. The main reasons for the reductions are the diminishing volume of orders from Finnish ICT companies and production costs, according to HR Manager of Wipro Finland, Risto Niva. The company employs a total of 450 employees in Finland.