Internal restructuring
Stockholm; Stockholms län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64.19 - Other monetary intermediation

700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 May 2022
Employment effect (start)
25 May 2022
Foreseen end date


Klarna, a Swedish fintech company providing online payment solutions, has announced its plan to cut up to 10% of its workforce in Sweden. This equals 700 job positions. The job cuts will impact the personnel working at Klarna's office in Stockholm. 

Klarna has grown rapidly during the past years but according to Wall Street Journal, its value has dropped by 30% since June 2021. Back in June 2021, its worth was estimated to be SEK 300 million (approximately €30 million).   

Trade union Unionen has been critical of Klarnas's announcement. According to Unionen, they were not informed beforehand. Furthermore, five out of nine local representatives have been encouraged to quit their jobs. According to Klarna, they have asked to a part of the workforce to quit their jobs but this is not in any way connected to them being local representatives. 

Klarna has 17,000 employees worldwide; 7,000 of them are located in Sweden. 



Eurofound (2022), Klarna, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 106883, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106883.