Business expansion
Sydsverige; Skåne 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

700 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
15 October 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Malmö Municipality has hired 700 new employees to work with unaccompanied refugee children. There is an increased need for such personnel due to the increased volume of refugees migrating to Sweden. The new employees are manning the refugee centres which function as temporary housing for the children. The children remain in temporary housing until they have been registered by the Swedish Migration Board, which can take up to two weeks. In April 73 temporary beds existed in Malmö, in October 1200 beds exist and the municipality is looking into new solutions, like housing refugees on boats. 

In response to the large amounts of refugees and unaccompanied refugee children arriving in Sweden Gothenburg Muncipality and Stockholm Municipality have hired a large number of new employees as well.


  • 16 October 2015: malmo.se


Eurofound (2015), Malmö Municipality, Business expansion in Sweden, factsheet number 85802, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85802.