Not a good day for Lund, Sweden

From Sony Mobile Communications Announces New Operational Structure and Reduction in Workforce:

  • around 650 employees across a number of functions at Sony Mobile in Lund to be affected by job closures. The remaining headcount reductions will be primarily consultants in Sweden
  • Lund will continue to be an important strategic site for Sony Mobile, with the main focus on software and application development

This will have long term effects, as there will be lots of people looking for new work in a not so good economical situation.

Even so, after a while there might be good opportunities at Sony Mobile, as I expect the Lund office will be the center for Android app and system development for Sony, and hopefully also media distribution services, that Sony need if they want to stay in the game.