Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

300 - 400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 November 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 January 2007


Wireless equipment manufacturer Ericsson announced on 27 November 2006 that it will cut up to 400 administrative and sales jobs in Sweden, but that many workers will be offered positions with staffing company Manpower Inc. The company said it expects between 300 and 400 workers to accept a voluntary redundancy offer that includes either a severance package or a job with Manpower as a consultant, Ericsson spokeswoman Ase Lindskog said. The offer will be presented to about 4,600 workers in sales, marketing and administration, most of them in the Stockholm area, Lindskog said. The restructuring programme is expected to be completed by the end of January 2007. The deal with Manpower is unique in Sweden, Lindskog said, and will help meet the company's need for more communications and technology consultants. Ericsson, the world's largest maker of mobile phone networks, employs more than 56,000 people globally, with over 20,000 workers in Sweden.


  • 27 November 2006: Sveriges Radio
  • 27 November 2006: International Herald Tribune


Eurofound (2006), Ericsson, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 64552, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64552.