Posti Group Oyj will lay off about 40 people fewer than planned. Those affected with the job redundancies will get support in finding re-employment.

Turkka Kuusisto, president and CEO of Posti Group. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today
Turkka Kuusisto, president and CEO of Posti Group. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

Posti Group Oyj will lay off about 90 experts and supervisors after concluding its negotiations for job redundancies on Wednesday.

The goal of the job negotiations that began in September was to accelerate business operations and to increase agility and productivity in the long term. Posti also aims to improve the group’s cost structure to help to ensure future competitiveness.

“Due to the disruption of the postal industry and the strong digitalization trend, part of our business has changed permanently. The next three years will be a critical time for accelerating our renewal and securing our competitiveness,” Turkka Kuusisto, president and CEO of Posti Group, said in a statement.

At the beginning of the negotiations, according to Posti, the estimated total redundancy need was up to 130 positions, but in the process of the negotiations, it came clear that the changes could be realized with a smaller number of redundancies.

Posti noted in the statement that it will support those whose jobs have been terminated by, for example, providing re-employment supports by coaching.