EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: European Union
Location of affected unit(s): Nordic and Baltic countries


Sector: Information / communication
61 - Telecommunications
Number Employed: 27838

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 31-01-2013
Planned Job Reductions min: 1800
Planned Job Reductions max: 1800
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

On 31 January Swedish-Finnish telecommunications company TeliaSonera announced its plans to cut around 1,800 jobs. These job cuts form part of a previously announced cost reduction strategy and will affect employees in the company’s Nordic and Baltic subsidiaries. The company also said that it is planning to create new posts in the near future.

The company currently employs around 28,000 staff and operates across 16 countries. TeliaSonera has carried out a number of job reduction measures during the last years (see here and here).