• Sweden's news 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
826
jobs available
Find English-speaking professionals with The Local.
Advertise a vacancy
Immigration to Sweden
Sweden boasts 'net profit of immigrant talent'
Photo: Shutterstock

Sweden boasts 'net profit of immigrant talent'

Published: 21 May 2014 11:10 CET

Professional networking site LinkedIn took a better look at its members in a selection of 20 countries to analyze their migration. 

"This mobility of professional talent can tell us a great deal about the state of economic opportunity and the health of the global economy," spokeswoman Lindsey Ahearne said in a statement. 

The aim was, she said,  "to see which were the overall winners and losers of talent in 2013.

Last year, Sweden saw immigration outperform emigration - putting it among the countries who saw a "net profit of talent".

But at a slim 0.1 percent net gain, Sweden hovered just above the Netherlands which saw plus minus zero results in 2013. And Sweden was nowhere near the top dog, the United Arab Emirates, which had a 1.4 percent net gain.

Engineers were top of the list of professionals leaving Sweden, followed by publishers, people working in politics, then in sales, and finally professionals in science-related industries.

Engineers also, however, moved to Sweden more than any other group of professionals. The top five list of professional sectors that saw an influx also included politics, sales, and publishing.

The immigrant list echoed the emigrant list apart from one category - many new arrivals to Sweden work in business and management. 

Spain was at the bottom of the surveyed countries, with a net loss of 0.3 percent. Twenty percent of emigrating Spaniards set sail for Latin America, but the majority - 60 percent - moved to other European countries. 

Germany appeared to be a preferred destination in Europe for professionals.

"Germany has achieved a net gain of 0.4 percent showing it is one of Europe’s strongest and most resilient economies," LinkedIn stated. "Our analysis indicates that over 60 percent of (LinkedIn) members moving to Germany in the past year came from another European country."

 

TT/The Local/at (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
For this week’s My Swedish Career, Mimmi Nilsson meets Australian Evan Barr, who came to Sweden to represent his country in an orienteering competition but changed lanes to work as a road traffic designer in Stockholm.
Four international students who share a passion for sustainable development have filled a gap in the Swedish market for eco-friendly cleaning. For this week's My Swedish Career, we meet the founders of a new green business designed to make a lasting difference.
For this week’s My Swedish Career we meet American Carolynn Piittisjärvi, an entrepreneur who has already managed to turn several hobbies into Swedish businesses. She has just launched a store selling Japanese clothes, toys and stationary in the hope of spreading ‘kawaii’.
For this week’s My Swedish Career we meet Dejan Bojanic, an international youth coordinator working for Save the Children in Stockholm. With a beating heart for education, he’s moved from Serbia to Sweden to create a global youth network.
Recruitment remains strong at Swedish companies as Human Resources managers report plans for a jump in the number of new hires, especially in the manufacturing sector.
For this week's My Swedish Career we meet Leigh Neil, who one day came to realize that there was a gap in the Swedish market for children's toys and decided to do something about it.
Swedish Employment News
Experts have warned young Swedes about the risks of heading to Norway as a guest worker, with many Norwegian employers breaking the rules to save money.
Recruitment remains strong at Swedish companies as Human Resources managers report plans for a jump in the number of new hires, especially in the manufacturing sector.
After a huge jump in the number of complaints lodged about staff employed by Sweden's Employment Agency to help new refugee immigrants find work, there will be a review of the service.
For this week's My Swedish Career we meet Leigh Neil, who one day came to realize that there was a gap in the Swedish market for children's toys and decided to do something about it.
You've landed a job interview at a Swedish company, but how should you approach it? Peter Helin - Marketing Coordinator at careerbuilder.se - has given his top tips to The Local.
For this week's My Swedish Career we meet Faustine Rostand, who came to Sweden as an exchange student and fell in love - with the culture. But she told The Local she has found it tricky adapting to Sweden as a French woman.

Journalist
In the decade since it was founded, The Local in Sweden has given people around the world an insight into one of Europe's most successful societies. We are now looking for a talented English-language journalist with an excellent command of Swedish to help us take the site to the next level
FULL JOB AD »

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

THG is hiring for the Stockholm office!
Working from our office in Stockholm, your role will be contacting Senior Executives of large corporations and selling them VIP hospitality facilities at some of the world’s largest sporting events.
FULL JOB AD »

Södertälje
Careerbuilder
Added 12/20/14

Stockholm
Stepstone
Added 12/19/14

Stockholm
Stepstone
Added 12/19/14

Landskrona
Stepstone
Added 12/19/14

Göteborg
Careerbuilder
Added 12/19/14

Stockholm
Careerbuilder
Added 12/19/14

Sweden - Lund
Careerbuilder
Added 12/19/14

Stockholm
Careerbuilder
Added 12/19/14

Huskvarna
Careerbuilder
Added 12/19/14

Göteborg
Careerbuilder
Added 12/19/14