Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.3 - Manufacture of communication equipment

689 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
18 September 2014
Employment effect (start)
18 September 2014
Foreseen end date


Multinational communications technology provider Ericsson has recently given notice to 689 employees in Lund as a result of their decision to close down modem production. The decision will also affect Ericsson employees at other sites around the world. The decision is a result of the decreasing profits on modem products compared to more modern communication products. 

Parallel to the closure of the modem production and development department Ericsson expands its research and development of radio networks, mainly in the so-called small cell. The company therefore has an immediate need to hire about 500 new employees in Lund. Redundant employees in the modem area are encouraged to apply these new positions.

Ericsson employs a total of 3,600 people in Lund. Globally the company employs over 115,000 people, with facilities on every continent. Ericsson, formerly ST-Ericsson, reduced their workforce in Lund by 500 employees last year.


  • 18 September 2014: Sydsvenska Dagbladet
  • 18 September 2014: Expressen
  • 18 September 2014: Dagens Industri


Eurofound (2014), Ericsson, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 77566, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77566.