Internal restructuring
Västsverige; Västra Götalands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Tanumshede, Uddevalla, Strömstad, Halmstad, Varberg, Falkenberg, Trollhättan, Vänersborg, Bovallstrand
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers

50 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 October 2012
Employment effect (start)
4 January 2013
Foreseen end date


Mediabolaget Västkusten, publisher of several local and free newspapers in towns on the Swedish west coast, will let go of 50 of its 350 employees due to diminishing advertising revenues. The company hopes to accomplish the downsizing completely through voluntary resignations compensated for by severance pay. Offers have been presented to older staff members with a deadline for response at the latest on January 4 2013.

As of October 2012, there is no information on when the planned reductions will be implemented by.


  • 26 October 2012: Media World


Eurofound (2012), Mediabolaget Västkusten, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 74394, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74394.