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The parts of Sweden where unemployment is highest among young people are “…”

Friday, 24 February 2012
In 24 Swedish municipalities, youth unemployment is over 30 percent.   Bromölla in Scania (Skåne) has the highest proportion (34.5 percent) while the Danderyd and Lidingö in Stockholm have the lowest (4.3 percent).

Spanish nurses want to work in the Nordic countries as their economies fail to be competitive

Friday, 17 February 2012
 The weak economies of the Southern European countries' means that workers in the healthcare industry are looking for work in places such as Finland.

1.5 million Swedes with out unemployment insurance protection

Sunday, 05 February 2012
It is not very clear how it has come to this but more Swedish able bodied workers have decided not to join any form of unemployment insurance scheme. This is blamed on the exorbitant costs and bureaucracy the scheme has adopted in recent years.

 The demand for labour in Sweden is increases but will employer look at skills rather than race?
Monday, 05 December 2011

Reports recently our here show that there are few skilled people looking for work here, in Sweden that in some times in the past. But the question asked is if employers have looked properly into non Swedish looking people and encourage them to apply for positions.

Swedish unemployment continues to fall
Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Approximately 345,000 people, or 6.9 percent of the Swedish workforce, were unemployed in October.

Sweden implements tougher rules for foreign cleaners

Thursday, 17 November 2011
The Swedish migration board is determined to tighten rules for cleaning companies that want to hire people from outside the EU. This follows the general Swedish shift to tighten immigration as the economy weakens

Scandinavian Job Banks
Swedish jobs banks
National Employment Service (Arbertsförmedlingen)
Working in Sweden – for more information about careers
Another important link for Sweden’s job bank is EURES
Norway Job bank
EURES Norway
Jobb Norge



Bright future for Swedish small business but warning for shortages of key skills

Thursday, 03 May 2012
Small businesses in Sweden and especially in Stockholm harbour more hope about the future compared to the rest of the country. But an obstacle to growth may be the difficulty in finding suitable labour force.

Swedish unemployment fall but increased employment among women

Tuesday, 24 April 2012
In March 2012 the number of employed persons in Sweden in the age group 15-74 amounted to 4 643 000. Compared to the same period last year, this is an increase of 78 000, of whom 74 000 were women.

Agreement on cheap Danish labour cost to create 17,000 new jobs

Thursday, 19 April 2012
There is a prospect of job feast in the wake of the new agreements in which up to 600,000 private employees of Danish workers union voted to accept lower wage growth.

Swedish immigrants accounted as increasingly well-educated despite persistent repudiation for the job market

Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Education among people with immigrant background in Sweden continued to increase. It applies to immigrants from all parts of the world - apart from the EU countries, according to new data from statistic Sweden SCB.

Swedish unemployment continues to increase and the tiger becomes a cat

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Already there are youths and immigrants –looking people who are already excluded from the jobs market according Swedish “natural selection.” Now the overall open unemployment in Sweden in March amounted to 211 000 persons, or equivalent to 4.5 percent of the workforce.

Bankrupt Saab workers start getting new jobs

Friday, 13 April 2012
More than 800 former employees of Saab in Trollhattan have been reportedly got a new job after the bankruptcy of the company. It is mostly those who worked within the management, engineers and technicians who are reported to have found new employers.

Sony to cut 10,000 jobs globally but not known how many would go in Sweden

Monday, 09 April 2012
Sony is reported to have been doing away with 10,000 posts, about 6 percent of its global work force, reports the Japanese newspaper Nikkei.

Many more permits issued to non EU citizens to work in Sweden

Sunday, 08 April 2012
During the first quarter of this year, the number work permits issues to foreigners to work in Sweden increased by 20 percent. Highly educated are said to be the ones recruited as never before by Swedish companies. However, there were declines in the industries that now have stricter rules.

New agreement provides wage increases for electrician

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

New agreement provides wage increases for electrician

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
20 000 electrician would received on Tuesday a new collective agreement. The agreement provides a wage increase of 2.6 percent with effect from April 1. 20 000 electrician would received on Tuesday a new collective agreement. The agreement provides a wage increase of 2.6 percent with effect from April 1.

There is high unemployment in Sweden but companies are not advertising their vacancies

Monday, 26 March 2012
Job seekers in Sweden are advanced to make informal contacts with companies for a better input. This is because more private companies in Sweden they do not report vacancies to the Employment Service.

80 jobs will disappear in Kalix
Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Graduates with Economics background quickly get jobs after graduation as unemployment in Sweden starts falling

Thursday, 15 March 2012
Nine out of ten graduates with economics and business background in Sweden today have jobs within the first six months even though the subject sector has been declared over -crowded.

Demands for higher start up wages in the Swedish health care has an effect

Monday, 12 March 2012
Nursing students' demands for higher starting salaries in Sweden is now spreading to more parts of the country. In Stockholm, the petition is most organized and the campaign makes it harder for the council to get together the summer schedule.

Norwegian labour market remains remain hot in a turbulent Europe

Monday, 12 March 2012
As other European countries struggling with high unemployment Norway expects that nearly 70,000 more people will get jobs in 2012 and 2013.

One third of all Bus and tram drivers in Sweden born outside the Nordic countries

Wednesday, 07 March 2012
Bakers and confectioners were the occupations with the highest percentage of persons born outside the EU27 and the Nordic countries in 2010 at 41 percent. Meanwhile, one in three bus and tram drivers was born outside the Nordic countries.

Saab automobile’s subsidiary, Saab Parts hires in Trollhättan

Tuesday, 06 March 2012
The subsidiary of Saab automobile which is now under the Swedish government control, Saab Automobile Parts AB has established itself in Trollhättan and employs about 50 people.

Working in Scandinavia - some general pictureScandinvian map

In the Scandinavia or the Nordic countries, lots of career opportunities exist but it is surprising that not many people are aware of. Denmark is the only Nordic economy at the moment, where its economy is not going well but Sweden and Norway lead the way and the followed by Finland with booming economies. As such there are lots of jobs and career opportunities created here and there. This is why we have decided to unlock some of these potentials and expose them for your exploitation.
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Sweden's Regulated professions.

healthcareProfessions in Sweden that regulated can be found following the link below. A regulated profession is a job that requires authorization or certifications. If your profession is on the regulated professions list, it is advisable to contact the authority responsible in order to learn how to proceed in seeking work in that sector. Click here to learn more

Evaluation of Foreign Secondary Qualifications in Sweden

Last updated: 11-09-2009
If you have studied in another country and wants to work in Sweden,  and you hold secondary and high school academic qualification, in Sweden, these qualifications can be evaluated and pegged to the Swedish system so that of you need more top up you can be provided advice.

VHS is the organisation that can provide such assistance – in the evaluation of foreign upper-secondary qualifications – the service is offered free of charge – get details here for that and related information.

Living and working in Sweden

Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union but has a population of only about 9.4 million. Therefore, Sweden is far less densely populated than many other European countries. The capital, Stockholm, is the largest city with a population of 2 million. Gothenburg and Malmö are two other major metropolitan centres. Continue reading (pdf and external link)