Business expansion
Stockholm; Stockholms län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Compulsory Social Security Activities
84.3 - Compulsory social security activities

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
2 November 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Stockholm Municipality is to hire between 300 and 1500 new employees next year in order to meet the needs of the arriving refugees. At least 300 new employees will be hired to handle temporary housing, primarily for children who have arrived in Sweden unaccompanied. Beyond the need for social workers the city is planning to recruit a large amount of teachers and further training will be provided for the current staff. Between the 20 August and the 20 October, 902 refugees entered the Swedish primary school system.

In response to the refugee crisis both Gothenburg Muncipality and Malmö Municipality have hired a large number of new employees as well.


  • 2 November 2015: Dagens Nyheter


Eurofound (2015), Stockholm Municipality, Business expansion in Sweden, factsheet number 85756, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85756.