Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Security And Investigation Activities
Private Security Activities
80.1 - Private security activities

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


Private security company Securitas is to hire 500 new employees in Sweden during 2016, having already hired 200 new employees in Sweden during the autumn of 2015. New employees will work mainly with guarding temporary houses where refugees seeking asylum are living. Private security companies are gradually taking over assignments connected to the arrival of refugees which are not part of the main duties of the police. The Police are of course still in charge of investigating attacks on asylum accommodations.

In response to the large amounts of refugees and unaccompanied refugee children who arrived in Sweden during the autumn Gothenburg MuncipalityMalmö Municpality and Stockholm Municipality have hired a large number of new employees to work with the refugees.


  • 20 November 2015: Svenska Dagbladet
  • 5 February 2016: Dagens Industri


Eurofound (2015), Securitas, Business expansion in Sweden, factsheet number 86434, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86434.