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Swedish Armed Forces

Swedish Armed Forces

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84.22 - Defence activities
Number Employed: 17000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-08-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 230
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2013
Direct Dismissals: 230

Additional Information

The Swedish Armed Forces have announced to cut 230 jobs this autumn due to an internal re-organisation. Jobs in both the military and civilian sectors of the Armed Forces and all parts of the country will be affected, but mostly the areas around Stockholm and Västra Götaland. The job reduction will start the 31st of October and is expected to be implemented by the first of January 2013.

According to general major Gunnar Karlsson, who spoke on the Swedish Radio, it is not known yet which employees will be made redundant.