In 2017, Metsähallitus employed more than 1,200 people in 42 locations. Almost 90 per cent of the staff members worked outside the Helsinki region.
By purchasing services from private operators, Metsähallitus supports entrepreneurship, especially in small municipalities. In 2017, Metsähallitus had contracts with about 400 forestry entrepreneurs employing about 2,000 persons. Tourist and recreational use of nature reserves and hiking areas also provided employment for entrepreneurs in visitor services and maintenance. More services at the nature sites will be outsourced to local entrepreneurs in the coming years.
|Metsähallitus Forestry Ltd *||593,6||646|
|Parks & Wildlife Finland (National Parks Finland and Wildlife Service Finland)||529,8||548|
|Metsähallitus Property Development **||45,2||47|
|Siemen Forelia Oy||11,9||12|
* January to 14 April 2016, Forestry Business Unit, from 15 April 2016, Metsähallitus Forestry Ltd
** Laatumaa was renamed Metsähallitus Property Development on 9 February 2017