Internal restructuring
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

125 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 June 2014
Employment effect (start)
3 June 2014
Foreseen end date
1 January 2016


The Swedish Coastguard, Kustbevakningen, has announced that it will cut 125 jobs. This is approximately 20% of their workforce. The source reports that 67 jobs will be cut from the management and support departments in Karlskrona, Nyköping, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Härnösand and 58 jobs will be cut at local level. According to the source, the job cuts will affects eight of the 13 counties in Sweden and will mean less surveillance at sea by between 30-40%.

The source reports that the job reduction is a result of a decrease in funding from the national budget. The new budget allocation will lead to a deficit of SEK 133 million (€ 14.6 million) by 2016 for the Coastguard. The job reduction is a means to avoid this budget deficit. 


  • 3 June 2014: Sverige radio


Eurofound (2014), Kustbevakningen, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 77123, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77123.