Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62.09 - Other information technology and computer service activities

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 June 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Swedish payment services company Klarna plans to recruit about 1,000 new employees within a year. This would raise the labour force by 50%. The recruitment will be across all areas of the business and markets with particular emphasis on engineering and product. There is no information regarding in which country or in which part of Sweden the new positions will be. 

Klarna is one of Europe’s so-called tech unicorns - a start-up with a valuation of little less than €1 Million. It currently has about 2,000 employees in a total of 14 countries, of these 1,340 are in Sweden. 


  • 13 June 2018: Gp.se
  • 13 June 2018: Reuters
  • 13 June 2018: Dagens Näringsliv
  • 13 June 2018: Affärsvärlden


Eurofound (2018), Klarna Bank, Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 94477, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94477.