• Sweden edition
 

Jobs in Sweden - in English

Hundreds of great job opportunities for foreign professionals at Sweden's top employers - in cooperation with Monster, Experteer, Stepstone, and CareerBuilder.
What
Where
778
jobs available

For Recruiters

Find English-speaking professionals with The Local.
Advertise a vacancy
Sweden's job coach system a 'fiasco': report

Sweden's job coach system a 'fiasco': report

Less than 17 percent of participants in the Swedish labour market job coach scheme gain a regular job after receiving help, a report published by TV4 on Tuesday showed.

Published: 22 Feb 2011 15:51 CET

Sweden’s National Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen - AF) claims that as many as 40 percent secured jobs after they joined the three-month job coach program, but that figure is reported to include hourly-paid and temporary staff who are still looking for jobs.

The Swedish government has allocated a total of 3 billion kronor ($466 million) to the venture, with 1.2 billion disbursed so far.

According to an internal evaluation by AF the effects of the job coach system remained "unclear".

AF makes no distinction between the results of job seekers who have received internal or external job coaching.

"Job seekers who have had coach have received a higher number of internships, but to a lesser extent have found a job in comparison with job seekers who have not been given coaching," AF wrote in a statement.

"I think you have to look at coaching in a slightly broader perspective before deciding on whether this was right or wrong," said Clas Olsson, AF analysis manager. at a press briefing on the evaluation.

Olsson drew attention to the gloomy economic situation in the autumn of 2008, when the decision to launch the billion kronor investment in job coaches was taken.

"Some form of increase in resources were needed, and then the coaches fitted in pretty well," Olsen said Olsen, adding that the results were somewhat unexpected.

"I had probably expected a slight positive effect in the light of what has been concluded in other studies," he said.

According to AF's own figures, 37 percent, nearly four out of ten, earned a job 90 days after the completion of coaching. This figure includes temporary staff and other part-time unemployed.

The employment minister, Hillevi Engström, is not fully satisfied with the outcome of the focus on job coaches, but is neither directly dissatisfied:

"Of course, I would have preferred that there were more (who had found work). But we have also had a labour market crisis."

"Eight out of ten participants were satisfied or very satisfied to have been able to be given individually tailored support, which many can not get anywhere else. So for that reason, I think this was a positive reform."

TT/The Local/pvs (news@thelocal.se)


Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article:

The comments below have not been moderated in advance and are not produced by The Local unless clearly stated. Readers are responsible for the content of their own comments. Comments that breach our terms and conditions will be removed.

ADD YOUR COMMENT   (YOU MUST LOG IN OR REGISTER TO MAKE A COMMENT)
Your Swedish Career
What does an eccentric Swedish farmer have in common with an Australian paleontologist? No, it's not a Ross from Friends joke, it's about a petrified fern and a career in scientific research in Sweden.
After six years studying medicine in Russia, Mumbai-born doctor Sandeep Jha chose Sweden over India for his career. He tells The Local about the chance encounter that lead him to the hidden beauty of cardiology.
US micro brewer Kevin Zelnio talks about the importance of Swedish contacts, how Swedes are Europe's most progressive beer makers, and how brewing beer in the Swedish forest makes him feel like Walter White from Breaking Bad.
Whether you're bored or simply have your sights set on greener pastures, many will face the day when it's time move on. Here's how.
Team building is an important part of any work place, even in Sweden, so knuckle down and learn some useful phrases for socializing here.
"Brejnstårma this!" you might feel like screaming at your boss from time to time. Better have a cup of tea and a chill pill, and then ask for a raise. Here's how.
Swedish Employment News
"We have to hit the brakes and the gas at the same time." Does your Swedish boss confuse you? You're not alone. Swedes have crowned that phrase as the worst workplace cliché of the year.
What does an eccentric Swedish farmer have in common with an Australian paleontologist? No, it's not a Ross from Friends joke, it's about a petrified fern and a career in scientific research in Sweden.
Municipal staff in Gothenburg will act as guinea pigs in a proposed push for six-hour workdays with full pay, with hopes that it will cut down on sick leave, boost efficiency, and ultimately save Sweden money.
Are you looking for a job in Sweden but having trouble with your CV? Here are the Swedish words you should avoid, courtesy of LinkedIn's annual list of "overrated" buzzwords.
A new survey looking at how Swedes feel about their job has put one profession far down on the bottom rung of well-being in the workplace.
The number of unemployed Swedes has sunk in official statistics compared to a year ago, a new review revealed on Tuesday.

Project Manager - Digital Media
With independent, daily reporting from around Europe, The Local is the largest English-language news network in Europe with more than four million readers per month. But The Local is not just a fast-growing international news brand. We are also an important international communications partner for some of Europe's largest firms and institutions.
FULL JOB AD »

Country editor in Sweden
The Local is seeking a country editor for Sweden to join our growing team of internationally-minded, driven, ambitious and clued-up journalists.
FULL JOB AD »

Assistant Registrar
The World Maritime University is seeking to fill a position as Assistant Registrar (Student Records), a key role in the Registry and its development in the coming decade.
FULL JOB AD »

THG is hiring for the Stockholm office!
THG is looking for International Sports Sales Executives to sell their VIP hospitality facilities at major sports events.
FULL JOB AD »

International Sales
Marcus Evans is looking for International Sales Executives
FULL JOB AD »

Academic Tutors
Internationally-minded boarding school SSHL is now seeking applications for Academic Tutors to work 85% to full time.
FULL JOB AD »

Ericsson
Stockholm
Careerbuilder
Added 04/18/14

Ericsson
Stockholm
Careerbuilder
Added 04/18/14

Ericsson
Stockholm
Careerbuilder
Added 04/18/14

Ericsson
Linköping
Careerbuilder
Added 04/18/14

Ericsson
Stockholm
Careerbuilder
Added 04/18/14

Ericsson
Stockholm
Careerbuilder
Added 04/18/14

Mercuri Urval
Stockholm
Stepstone
Added 04/17/14

Michael Page
Göteborg
Stepstone
Added 04/17/14

Michael Page
Göteborg
Stepstone
Added 04/17/14

Alfa Laval
Lund
Stepstone
Added 04/17/14