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500-700 Civil Servants to Lose Jobs in Stockholm

Published fredag 12 januari 2007 kl 11.10

The daily Svenska Dagbladet reports that some 500-700 civil servants in Stockholm will lose their jobs when the center-right alliance running the city carries out their plans.

Plans include reorganizing many of the city’s different departments, while others will disappear entirely.

The reorganization is the result of million dollar savings that have to be made after the center-right alliance’s tax reductions for Stockholm’s inhabitants.

The opposition, with Social Democrat Carin Jämtin in the lead, say they are concerned that this could lead to poorer service for the city’s inhabitants. 

Stockholm’s mayor, Kristina Axén Olin, says the city council will do its best to help find those who loose their jobs find new employment, though it may be in the private sector.

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