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Wärtsilä to shed 142 jobs in Finland

The Wärtsilä Corporation announced Wednesday that following a consultation process with employee representatives it will cut 142 jobs in Finland, mostly in Vaasa.

Wärtsilän nimilaatta konttorin oven viereisessä kiviseinässä.
Wärtsilä may cut about 1,000 jobs worldwide. Image: Jussi Nukari / Lehtikuva

Wärtsilä began talks with employee representatives in January with the aim of cutting 200 jobs in Finland. According to Wednesday's announcement, the redundancy need has been confirmed to be 142 permanent employees.

At the end of last year, Wärtsilä employed close to 3,800 people in Finland.

Employee reductions in Finland are a part of the group-wide efficiency program initiated in January. The program targets annual savings of 60 million euros and is expected to lead to a reduction of approximately 1,000 employees globally. The consultation processes in the other affected countries are currently ongoing.

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