Finland -Increase of redundancies in 2012 -January 24, 2013

According to statistics from the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK the number of redundancies grew by almost 50 per cent last year. The number of people who lost their jobs in 2012 was 15,800, whereas the same figure in 2011 was 10,600. Last year's figure is the second highest recorded since 2006, the year in which SAK began collecting this information. Major redundancies occurred in the technology sector, followed by considerable job losses among the forest industries. The mobile phone company Nokia cut 3,700 jobs, Nokia Siemens Networks 624, the IT services and consulting company Tieto 545 and the national flag carrier airline Finnair 480. The bankruptcy of FNsteel left 450 people unemployed.



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