Internal restructuring
Stockholm; Stockholms län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.22 - Defence activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 April 2013
Employment effect (start)
10 April 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


Around 200 jobs are to be cut at the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters in Stockholm, where 1,070 people are currently employed. The restructuring is to be completed by the end of the year in order to meet new cost-cutting targets. Approximately 150 officers and 50 civil servants will be laid off.

The Armed Forces Headquarters is the highest level of command in the Swedish Armed Forces. Its predominant task is that of command of operations, but the HQ is also involved in e.g. matters of military strategy, the development of Armed Forces and acting as a channel of contact with the government. 


  • 10 April 2013: Svenska Dagbladet


Eurofound (2013), Armed Forces Headquarters, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 75219, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75219.