Location of affected unit(s)
östersund,Ume, Stockholm, Göteborg, Visby, Norrköping, Malmö
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 October 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 June 2007


The Swedish Institute for Working Life, Arbetslivsinstitutet, will cease operations as of 1 July 2007. Some 400 workers, half of them in Stockholm, are going to be dismissed. This announcement was made on 16 October 2006 when the new Swedish Government put forward its budget proposal.

'This announcement is terribly difficult for me and for everyone employed at the Swedish Institute for Working Life. In addition to people losing their jobs, which is difficult enough to bear, this announcement also means that important research may go to waste', said Director-General Mikael Sjöberg.

The Institute’s mission has been to carry out research and development covering the whole field of working life, on commission from The Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications.


  • 16 October 2006: Sveriges Radio
  • 16 October 2006: Press release by Arbetslivsinstitutet


Eurofound (2006), Arbetslivsinstitutet, Closure in Sweden, factsheet number 64300, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64300.