EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden


Sector: Administrative services
Administrative and support service activities
80.1 - Private security activities
Number Employed: 6628

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-11-2015
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 500

Additional Information

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.