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

450 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
23 March 2011
Employment effect (start)
28 March 2011
Foreseen end date
30 June 2011


On 23 March, Ericsson announced the adjustment of its operations in Sweden which will result in 450 job cuts. 400 jobs will be cut in Stockholm and another 50 in Gothenburg within sales and administration. Negotiations with trade unions have already started.

At the same time, the company has started to recruit some 250 engineers within research and development (R&D) due to an increased demand of 4G-technology. According to the company, the cuts were necessary to reduce costs and increase efficiencey.

Ericsson has some 17,848 employees in Sweden and 90,000 worldwide.


  • 23 March 2011: Di.se


Eurofound (2011), Sony Ericsson, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 71790, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71790.