Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.1 - Passenger rail transport, interurban

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 December 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


SJ, the largest train operator in Sweden, will hire at least 150 new train drivers in the coming three years to meet the demands of the growing market. The geographical area with the largest needs in the short term is the Stockholm region, which faces the risk of becoming understaffed as more and more people are travelling by train.

SJ, a limited company since 2001, is wholly owned by the Swedish state. The company operates 90% of long distance train travel and 55 % of total train travel in the country. Earlier employment adjustments by SJ are covered in fact sheets 143711979.

New employees will be hired starting 2013. 


  • 10 December 2012: Sveriges Television
  • 10 December 2012: SJ


Eurofound (2012), SJ, Business expansion in Sweden, factsheet number 74626, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74626.