EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Telia Norge

Telia Norge

Geographic Location

Country: Norway
Region: Norge


Sector: Information / communication
61.2 - Wireless telecommunications activities
Number Employed: 1600
Group: Telia Company AB

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-05-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 240
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 19-05-2019
Direct Dismissals: 240

Additional Information

The Swedish telephone company Telia cuts 240 jobs in Norway. The restructuring of the company is due to the acquisition of the TV network GET in July 2018, according to the Director. The company has started the redundancy process by offering severance packages. Other planned restructuring measures include a hiring freeze and the termination of contracts with consultants. The trade union was prepared that a downsizing would take place, but not that it would happen this early, according to the shop steward.  

The company has its headquarters in Stockholm, and operates in Northern and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South Asia.