EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden


Sector: Information / communication
61.20 - Wireless telecommunications activities
Number Employed: 4135

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-01-2023
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 15-01-2023

Additional Information

The telecommunications company Telia has initiated negotiations for the lay-offs of 150 employees in Sweden. The company has not yet specified which functions will be affected by the redundancies, nor in which parts of the country. Simultaneous cooperation negotiations have been initiated in Finland and Norway.

According to a company representative, Telia’s worked since 2021 to reduce staff costs by limiting recruitments and use of consultants. Telia is planning to continue cutting staff costs until 2025.

Telia operates in the Nordic and Baltic countries, employing 20,000 people, out of which 4,135 in Sweden.