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Finland on brink of major job cuts


October 3, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Finland’s forestry industry could stand to lose 10,000 jobs by 2015, a report by Reuters confirmed. As the Nordic c…

Finland’s forestry industry could stand to lose 10,000 jobs by 2015, a report by Reuters confirmed. As the Nordic country tries to boost productivity, flushing a sizeable chunk of its workforce could be one of the strategies taken to remain competitive.

“The productivity in forest industries and forestry has to increase, and as the productivity increases the number of jobs will decrease,” Reuters reported ministry official Aarne Reunala as saying. “And even if we intend to increase production in the forests and the forestry industry, there will be a net loss of about 10,000 working years by 2015, that’s our estimate.”

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Finland’s forestry industry currently provides jobs for roughly 90,000 people.


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