EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84.22 - Defence activities
Number Employed: 21042
Group: Försvarsmakten

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 09-11-2004
Planned Job Reductions min: 5500
Planned Job Reductions max: 5500
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The Swedish Parliament has approved on 15 December 2004 the proposal of the government regarding the modernisation and the reorganisation of the Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten). Some 3,000 officers and 2,500 civil workers will be laid off in the context of this reorganisation effort, which aims at adapting the Swedish army to the new international environment and the new threats, i.e terrorism and international criminality. About 10 military bases (Östersund, Strängnäs, Göteborg, Halmstad, Arvidsjaur, Uppsala, Haninge/Berga, Visby and Karlskrona) will be closed down while others will be reorganised (Kristinehamn, Hammarö, Karlstad, Vaxholm and Haninge/Berga).