Internal restructuring
Stockholm; Stockholms län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 November 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 June 2010


Sony Ericsson announced the dismissal of 130 employees with the closure of its division of software development. The department will now focus on sales and marketing, which in addition to the aforementioned dismissals will result in the discontinuation of cooperation with approximately 100 consultants.

The dismissals are part of a global restructuring programme initiated last year, which involve the loss of 2,000 jobs globally in an attempt to save SEK 4.1 billion. Sony Ericsson has been severely hit by the recession, with decreased sales and great financial losses. After these waves of recent dismissals, the Kista department has gone from 1,000 to 40 employees.

For more information, please see earlier fact sheet.


  • 19 November 2009: Dagens Industri
  • 18 November 2009: Svenska Dagbladet


Eurofound (2009), Sony Ericsson, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 69880, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69880.