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At the end of 2013, the Itella Group had a total of 25,877 (27,816) permanent or part-time employees. The average number of personnel in the Group was 27,253 (27,460). In full-time equivalents, this corresponds to 23,712 (23,676) person-years, including an average of 5,649 (5,859) person-years outside Finland.

Personnel distribution was as follows:

Itella Mail Communications 16,706
Itella Logistics 6,670
OpusCapita 2,121
Group and other functions 380


At the end of 2013, a total of 5,614 (5,997) employees worked outside Finland. The number of employees working in Finland was 20,263 (21,819). The parent company had 380 (386) employees at the end of 2013. Its average number of employees was 379 (386).

Group personnel 2013 2012 2011
Salaries and wages, EUR million 713.4 713.8 731.8
Employees on December 31 25,877 27,816 27,585
Average number of employees 27,253 27,460 28,493


Salaries and wages paid by the Group decreased by EUR 0.4 million from 2012. Personnel expenses included EUR 17.5 (3.8) million in restructuring costs. The operating result for the period included a provision of EUR 1.2 for the cost of bonuses paid to employees. In addition, it included a provision for the annual incentive plan and the management’s long-term incentive plan.

The company entered into 498 new permanent employment contracts in Finland in 2013. Personnel reductions amounted to 637 person-years. Out of this total, 380 person-years were related to production and finance and 20 person-years were reduced through voluntary resignation and pension plans. In addition, 237 person-years were related to acquisitions.