Saab reduces staffing levels in Linköping

Saab AB has today given notice to the County Employment Board in
Östergötland regarding 60 blue-collar employees at the operation in

The job losses relate to the legal entity Saab AB in Linköping, which
encompasses the business units Saab Aerosystems and Saab Aerostructures,
as well as Saab Support in Linköping, corporate functions and the legal
entity Saab Aircraft AB.

The main reason for the move is that Saab has made organizational and
structural changes, which have led to a reduced requirement primarily
for manufacturing and support functions. The company is therefore now
shedding 60 personnel due to lack of work. The move affects blue-collar

The relevant union organizations have been informed.

"It is very sad to have to shed personnel. Under normal circumstances we
would have had a turnover of employees to absorb these people into the
internal labor market within Saab. However, with the staff turnover as
low as it is, we are unfortunately forced to dismiss personnel. We will
of course be doing everything we can to support the people affected by
the move," says Roger Lantz, Human Resources Director at Saab in

Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its
main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. The group
covers a broad spectrum of competence and capabilities in systems

For further information please contact:
Maria Ottosson, Communications Director, Saab Aerostructures and Saab
Support, Linköping Tel: +46 (0)13-18 00 16 or +46 (0)734-18 00 16

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