EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Skåne län; Sydsverige
Location of affected unit(s): Lund


Sector: Professional services
Scientific research and development
72.19 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
Number Employed: 800
Group: Sony Mobile Communications Inc

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 06-05-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 06-05-2019
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

The electronic business company Sony announced an expansion of their workforce with 100 jobs in the city of Lund. The company has over 800 employees in Sweden. The expansion is set out in order to open up a new global research and development centre for the whole company group.  Most of the created jobs will be taken from the group of 200 people that lost their jobs in the fall 2018, when Sony cut jobs as a measure to meet rapid decreased sales, see earlier published factsheet.

The new centre in Lund will be responsible for developing new and existent software for mobile phones.