At the end of 2013, the Group employed 7,049 people (7,370), a decrease of 321 people from previous year. Of these, 2,784 (3,009) were salaried employees and 4,265 (4,361) were hourly paid employees. During the year, the number of salaried employees decreased by 225 people (-7%) and hourly paid employees by 96 people (-2%).
Lemminkäinen has carried out two rounds of personnel reduction-related negotiations in Finland in 2011–2013. In 2012, personnel were reduced by 300 man-years, and as a result of the negotiations concluded in October 2013, Lemminkäinen cut 265 man-years from its Finnish operations.
Negotiations on the reduction of personnel are still being carried out in the operating countries outside Finland. In Norway, the company negotiated on the reduction of more than 60 man-years, in addition to which the new working time bank system, agreed on with employees, will generate savings for the company in the 2014–2015 winter season. In all operating countries, the number of seasonal employees will be further increased in relation to permanent employees.