• Sweden edition
 
Hundreds of great job opportunities for foreign professionals at Sweden's top employers - in cooperation with Monster, Experteer, Stepstone, and CareerBuilder.
What
Where
860
jobs available
Find English-speaking professionals with The Local.
Advertise a vacancy
Half of Sweden's cleaners now foreign: study
An Iraqi-born doctor in Stockholm. File photo: Bertil Enevåg Ericson/TT

Half of Sweden's cleaners now foreign: study

Published: 06 Mar 2014 15:26 CET

 
Around 70 percent of the foreign-born cleaners in Sweden were women in 2012, and with men included, foreign-born cleaners in Sweden made up 47 percent of Sweden's cleaning workforce. Among doctors, immigrant men and women were equally represented, together making up nearly half the number of Swedish medical doctors practising in Sweden, or around a third of the total number of doctors in the country.
 
Fourteen percent of the Swedish workforce in 2012 was made up of foreign-born employees, Statistics Sweden, the official statistics bureau in Sweden, said on Thursday. The most common job among immigrants was working as a home-care assistant - a sector which employed 35,000 foreign-born employees and 117,700 people born inside Sweden. 
 
While an estimated 15 percent of people living in Sweden are foreign-born, they were disproportionately represented among cleaners, making up almost half of the workforce. The figures showed that 34,000 foreign-born workers called cleaning their profession in 2012, while 38,000 people born in Sweden worked in the same field.
 
Other popular jobs for immigrants were assistant nurses - 31,000 - and helpers in restaurants at just over 19,000.
 
When it came to immigrant couples, the most popular job combination was two doctors, with a total of 3,300 couples in Sweden in 2012 both working in the field. The second most popular combination among couples, defined as those married, registered as partners (sambo), or living together with kids, was a truck driver and a nurse.
 
In terms of self-employed immigrants, hairdressers and beauticians were the most popular professions, followed by cab drivers.
 

The Local (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.

Your Swedish Career
Surf's up with The Local's Swedish Career chat this week. We've taken a turn from the norm and talked to John Brodie who's kicking off what looks like a promising career in surf writing.
American Scarlet Vikarby owns a home theatre installation business. She talks to The Local about owning a company, how being a woman can be a game changer, and how to overcome reserved Swedes.
So you're looking for a job, but you don't know where to start. Well don't fret, we've talked to a career expert who explained role-playing, selling yourself, and playing by the Swedish rules.
Sometimes the key to advancing your Swedish career is latching onto a mentor. A career expert talks us through exactly what a mentor does, how you can get one for yourself, and why you might need one.
The dreaded job application - but with a twist. For this month's JobTalk, we chat with a marketing manager at CareerBuilder about how to write the perfect application for a job in Sweden.
When Matthew Volsky first came to Sweden he didn't think he would stick around. Six years and a pioneering invention later he tells The Local about the medical device which is helping save lives around the world.
Swedish Employment News
Surf's up with The Local's Swedish Career chat this week. We've taken a turn from the norm and talked to John Brodie who's kicking off what looks like a promising career in surf writing.
Social Democrat party leader Stefan Löfven announced on Friday his "most important election promise", a 90-day job guarantee programme for young Swedes.
American Scarlet Vikarby owns a home theatre installation business. She talks to The Local about owning a company, how being a woman can be a game changer, and how to overcome reserved Swedes.
So you're looking for a job, but you don't know where to start. Well don't fret, we've talked to a career expert who explained role-playing, selling yourself, and playing by the Swedish rules.
Sometimes the key to advancing your Swedish career is latching onto a mentor. A career expert talks us through exactly what a mentor does, how you can get one for yourself, and why you might need one.
Swedish national rail operator SJ announced on Thursday that it was planning to slash prices and review its ticketing system in a bid to boost stagnant revenues.

Financial Officer
Global Water Partnership is looking for a Financial Officer, based at the global secretariat in Stockholm. Deadline for applications: 22 September 2014
FULL JOB AD »

Experienced Chef
Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket is looking for a chef with a passion for cookery to join their team of dedicated professionals working in the main kitchen of a busy boarding school.
FULL JOB AD »

Reporter
The Local in Spain is seeking a reporter to join our growing team of internationally-minded, ambitious, and clued-up journalists. You will be based in our Madrid office covering news and events in Spain for thelocal.es and building this young site's audience.
FULL JOB AD »

Experienced Bakery / Pastry Chef
SSHL is looking for a bakery / pastry chef with a passion for baking bread, making cakes, biscuits, pastries and desserts for the school dining room and onsite café.
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 - Stockholm based
Marcus Evans is looking for International Sales Executives
FULL JOB AD »

Special Education Teachers
SSHL is an exciting boarding school which is now seeking applications for a Special Education Teacher in English (80%) to support students from year 7-12.
FULL JOB AD »

Director of Publications
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) seeks a Director of Publications who will be responsible for the production of the Institute’s print and online publications.
FULL JOB AD »

Research Editor
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is recruiting an in-house editor to join its publications and editorial team.
FULL JOB AD »

Volvo
Göteborg
Careerbuilder
Added 09/18/14

Ericsson
Katrineholm
Careerbuilder
Added 09/18/14

Volvo
Göteborg
Careerbuilder
Added 09/18/14

Atea
Malmö
Careerbuilder
Added 09/18/14

StagePool
stockholm
Careerbuilder
Added 09/18/14

Volvo
Göteborg
Careerbuilder
Added 09/18/14

Adecco
Mölndal
Careerbuilder
Added 09/18/14

TeliaSonera
Stockholm
Careerbuilder
Added 09/18/14

Dexterity AB
Stockholm, STHM
Monster
Added 09/18/14

Merck Sharp & Dohme AB
Home office/field based,
Monster
Added 09/18/14