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Norway top country for Swedish job seekers. Increasing unemployment amongst Sweden’s youths is making young graduates choose to enter the Norwegian labor market, reports Stockholm News. Pirjo Väänänen, European Employment Services EURES Adviser at the Public Employment Service, tells news agency TT he’s receiving an increased number of enquiries about foreign jobs from those with academic training. “Often they show an active interest in working abroad just before they finish their education.”

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Norway top country for Swedish job seekers

Published on Wednesday, 28th July, 2010 at 10:00 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.
Last Updated on 28th July 2010 at 16:34.

Increasing unemployment amongst Sweden’s youths is making young graduates choose to enter the Norwegian labor market, reports Stockholm News.

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Pirjo Väänänen, European Employment Services EURES Adviser at the Public Employment Service, tells news agency TT he’s receiving an increased number of enquiries about foreign jobs from those with academic training.

“Often they show an active interest in working abroad just before they finish their education.”

About 83,600 Swedes were working in Norway by the end of 2009, a 25 percent increase on 2007. Approximately 35 percent of these are between 20 and 29 years old.

Norwegian employers are positive to Swedish graduates because of their skills, as well as the lack of a language barrier.

“It is certainly a plus that wages are better than in Sweden, and it is easier for young people to find jobs in Norway than in Sweden. We have a labour shortage,” Johannes Sörbö, advisor at the Norwegian Employment Service tells Stockholm News.

But Malin Sahlén, economist at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, expresses concern about the huge flow of graduates and young people leaving Sweden. The organization fears it may have critical long-term consequences. 

“For companies, who will need these employees later, a direct consequence is that key skill and potential is leaving the country. In the long term, this means lower growth and prosperity for the country as a whole,” she says.

According to figures from Statistics Norway the number of immigrants coming to Norway as a whole increased by 36,700 last year. Approximately 22,000 were from Europe, 9,500 from Asia, and 4,400 from Africa.



Published on Wednesday, 28th July, 2010 at 10:00 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.
Last updated on 28th July 2010 at 16:34.

This post has the following tags: sweden, eures, unemployment, confederation, swedish, enterprise, malin, sahlen, pirjo, vnnen, norwegian, johannes, srb, employment, service.





  
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