SE to cut 400 jobs in Sweden


Sony Ericsson is to cut around 400 jobs from its centre in Lund, Sweden, as it looks to implement a previously announced cost-savings programme.

The manufacturer said it had given notice to 160 employees and aims to conclude negotiations with the trade unions involved before the end of June. It added the company is also reducing its number of consultants by 250, of whom 100 left during April.

The centre in Lund, which is Sony Ericsson’s largest base for product development, has around 4,000 employees including 1,000 consultants.

Last month the company announced plans to shed 2,000 jobs from its global workforce of around 10,000 until mid-201 after weak consumer demand and de-stocking by retailers pushed it to a heavy Q1 loss.

Sony Ericsson press spokesman Gustaf Brusewitz said: “Sweden and Lund, which in terms of personnel have the largest operations, will likely be further affected by reductions.”