Metsä Fibre’s major project in Kemi

The bioproduct mill’s worksite in Kemi is looking for 15,000 skilled employees. Are you one of them?

The construction phase of the bioproduct mill of Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is underway in Kemi in Lapland, and it is estimated to continue until the end of June 2023. The major construction project requires a massive number of employees in different fields. The bioproduct mill project’s construction phase is estimated to employ 15,000 people. This means that demand for workforce has increased significantly in certain sectors, and not all employees can be found in Lapland, as employees are recruited from across Finland.

The bioproduct mill’s worksite in Kemi requires skilled employees in the following fields:

  • Construction
  • Earthwork
  • Logistics and storage
  • Electricity, automation and ICT
  • Mechanical engineering and the metal industry
  • Vehicle and equipment servicing and maintenance
  • Industrial maintenance and installation

Watch the recording of the TE-live stream to hear more about Metsä Fibre’s major project in Kemi and its need for skilled employees. In the video, project manager Jari-Pekka Johansson talks about the major project, and Ida Paaso, recruitment coordinator at the Lapland TE Office, describes the need for skilled employees during the project.

MetsäFibre hotline of the Lapland TE Office and local contact details

The hotline is available to employers and jobseekers from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4:15 pm by calling +358 295 039 551. Our local business specialists help employers in recruiting employees and in questions related to international recruitment and employee training, as well as in planning and organising recruitment events.

We help jobseekers apply for jobs during the construction phase and in questions related to competence development. You can also contact us by emailing

Skilled employees at Metsä Fibre’s bioproduct mill worksite

TE-live visited Metsä Fibre’s bioproduct mill worksite to interview people to tell us about the project, life in Kemi and the worksite as a workplace. Watch employees’ experiences of what it is like to work in the major project!


Visit the Instagram channel of Lapland TE Services. In the RekryLappi channel, we also publish news related to Metsä Fibre. Follow the channel on Instagram to also access our previous publications under the Metsä Fibre Kemi section.

A site where employers and employees meet

The Lapland TE Office has opened a platform for jobs during the project’s construction phase to help employers and jobseekers meet. Using the platform, you can find employers looking for employees, jobseekers interested in the project across Finland and key services in a single location available round the clock.

The website serves employers, jobseekers and our partners during the construction project, and it provides comprehensive information about the project, jobs, training, services and living in Kemi.

Check the website and join.

I am an employer. How can I join the website?

Employer, would you like to join the website? Register through the Webropol link.

More information about the mill project

Metsä Fibre’s website offers more information about the bioproduct mill project, news and notifications, as well as webcams to watch live streams of the mill’s construction phase.