Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Compulsory Social Security Activities
84.3 - Compulsory social security activities

1,400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 January 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


The Swedish Social Insurance Administration (Försäkringskassan) aims to cut about 1,400 jobs, or nearly 9% of its work force, during 2007 as a cost-saving move. As announced on 16 January 2007, the government agency, which monitors and runs the country's elaborate social insurance system, said about half the reductions will be done through layoffs, with the other half through retirement schemes and voluntary resignations. "We have to use the means we get from taxpayers in an efficient and rational way," General Director Curt Malmborg said in a statement. He added the job cuts would lead to "some problems" in the short term, but that it will prove more efficient in the longer term. The agency currently employs about 16,000 workers. "This is a necessary and natural development," he said. "We're going to be an efficient authority that answers to people's demands and needs in a good way."


  • 16 January 2007: Press release by Försäkringskassan
  • 16 January 2007: International Herald Tribune
  • 16 January 2007: Sveriges Radio


Eurofound (2007), Försäkringskassan, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 64779, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64779.