Internal restructuring
Norra Mellansverige; Värmlands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Värmlands län
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.2 - Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole

750 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 December 2023
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2024
Foreseen end date
31 December 2024


The regional government of Värmland has announced that they are facing a budget deficit for the oncoming year and will be reducing the number of employees by 750 in order to shore up funds. Whilst 450 of these reductions will be done through an hiring freeze (effective from the 01/12/23), 300 of these reductions will be done through direct dismissals. It is unclear, as of now, which departments that will be affected by the reductions.

The regional government of Värmland is expected to save SEK 700 million (€63 million) by 2025 through this measure. The reduction of staff has wide support from most regional political parties. The regional doctors' association representative however states, that the reduction will have severe consequences for the healthcare sector.

Currently, 8,600 people are employed in the regional administration, mainly within the healthcare sector.


  • 20 December 2023: Besparingsförslag för Region Värmland klubbat – 750 tjänster försvinner (www.svt.se)
  • 20 December 2023: Beslut fattat i Region Värmland: neddragning med 750 anställda (lakartidningen.se)


Eurofound (2023), Region Värmland, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 200647, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200647.