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Posted by: atlentis 3.Jun.2013, 01:04 PM

Hey everyone!

I recently moved to Eskilstuna with my Swedish sambo and I'm looking to meet some new friends. I'm from the U.S. but I've been lucky enough to live in Argentina, Australia, Japan in the past few years.

Unfortunately, without a job or current enrollment in SFI my friend circle is a wee bit small and I'd love to make some new friends. I'm up for anything, be it sports, frisbee golf / ultimate frisbee, a beer, etc. Also, we have a pretty nice patio, equipped with a grill and I'm a decent bartender smile.gif

Also, if you have any tips for finding local clubs or social events, that would be wonderful. I recently found this http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww1.idrottonline.se%2FEskilstunaLagomSportigaAkademikerIF-Akademiskidrott%2F (for non-competive sports events) and I'm going to try that out tonight.

Thanks and hope to hear from you!
Andrew

Posted by: hvan20 23.Aug.2013, 10:50 AM

Hej Andrew,

We are new to Eskilstuna too. We've relocated from the US, and have been in the Nyfors area for three weeks. We've not got our personnumbers yet, and are greatly limited on what we can do -- I'm sure you've experienced this. smile.gif I'm basically hanging out at the Espresso House daily for internet purposes.

Have you have any recommendations for us? How was the group?

We are quite excited to be living here. It's lovely.

Heather

Posted by: atlentis 23.Aug.2013, 12:22 PM

Hey Heather!

Welcome to Eskilstuna! Actually, I just got back here again myself. I spent a month or two in the US while I was waiting to receive the final decision. Now that I have got it, I'm doing the same waiting game you described. I imagine we might end up in the same SFI class smile.gif

I did mange to find a job in about 2 days here in Eskilstuna, so I recommend you try even if your Swedish isn't great. Of course, I need the peronalnummer for that.

I didn't get a chance to check out the sports club last time, but I'm going on Monday. If you two would like to meet up for a beer tonight or something that would be fun.

My email is andrewmlentz@gmail.com, send me a message and let me know.
Cheers,
Andrew

Posted by: Indilvene 20.Nov.2013, 04:41 PM

Hi guys! I moved to Eskilstuna in June - moved in with my boyfriend who works here and I got a summer job as well. I've lived in Stockholm for 10 months before that and must say - it was much more interesting... wink.gif

I speak some Swedish but am not a confident speaker and because of that it's hard to make new friends - just as you said. Are you guys still around? Discovered something fun to do here? biggrin.gif

I've been looking for a job for two months now but it seems hopeless and I'm getting frustrated - have waaay too much time on my hands sad.gif

Posted by: likkleann 7.Feb.2014, 05:32 AM

Hello guys,
My name is Ann and i'm a Vietnamese-Canadian who will moving to eskilstuna in June. How is life in Eskilstuna? How is the job market for foreigners? My swedish husband and two young boys will be moving to Eskilstuna in June from Asia where we've been living for the past 10 years. I hope you guys can share your experiences with me.

Kind regards,
Ann

Posted by: likkleann 7.Feb.2014, 05:32 AM

Hello guys,
My name is Ann and i'm a Vietnamese-Canadian who will moving to eskilstuna in June. How is life in Eskilstuna? How is the job market for foreigners? My swedish husband and two young boys will be moving to Eskilstuna in June from Asia where we've been living for the past 10 years. I hope you guys can share your experiences with me.

Kind regards,
Ann

Posted by: Chaps14 7.Feb.2014, 12:17 PM

Hey guys!

I'm also new to Eskilstuna. I lived in Uppsala for a year and a half but moved here a few weeks ago for work. In Uppsala they held InterNations events for expats, but Eskilstuna I guess is too small for that so I'm not sure of any organized social gatherings for us foreigners. Those of you that have lived here a bit longer... how have you liked the city? Have you made friends in sfi?

Ally

Posted by: EmmaLouise 10.Mar.2014, 09:20 PM

Hey guys! biggrin.gif

I'm from the Philippines and Canada and I recently got a job offer in Eskilstuna. If all works out I will be moving there around the start of August.
I'm relatively new to the world and haven't had much experience living on my own in Canada/Philippines, let alone in a whole new country. I've also been having a really hard time figuring out how I could find a decently priced apartment to rent and wondered if anyone could give some advice on that.

Also, it would be nice to meet some people. smile.gif

Hope to hear back from you!

Emma

Posted by: hvan20 29.Sep.2014, 12:17 PM

Hej guys!

I'm so sorry for the late response -- I didn't get any notices.

We have been in Eskilstuna for a year now, and we like it very much. smile.gif SFI is a bit of a mixed experience, but I've made a good friend. She's since moved to Bromma though.

If anyone is interested in meeting up please let me know. We are always looking for new friends. smile.gif

Heather

Posted by: Breath 6.Dec.2014, 10:08 PM

Hey guys i'm new to Eskilstuna aswell smile.gif
I'm currently working full time and travel to sthlm everyday so I don't get so much time during the weekdays but I would really like to find some place to join to make some friends smile.gif
can anyone share some information about some clubs/activities here in town? maybe some volunteer work?
David

Posted by: Trueblue71 11.Feb.2015, 09:16 PM

Hej

Ive just moved to Eskilstuna from lonon. I bought a flat and im now looking for work. Some advice please, do i need a personal number before i can get work ?

Are there any recruitment agancies in Eskilstuna

Any tips for finding work ANY work! Greatly appreciated.

Tack o hej!

Glen

Posted by: Opalnera 12.Feb.2015, 06:19 PM

QUOTE (Trueblue71 @ 11.Feb.2015, 09:16 PM) *
Hej

Ive just moved to Eskilstuna from lonon. I bought a flat and im now looking for work. Some advice please, do i need a personal number before i can get work ?

Are there any recruitment agancies in Eskilstuna

Any tips for finding work ANY work! Greatly appreciated.

Tack o hej!

Glen


You don't need a personal number to get a job. Can't help on job advice, Eskilstuna has 14% unemployment and the national average is 8%. So that's not good news for job seekers... How's your Swedish?

Maybe expand your search to ?rebro and V?ster?s, they still have unemployment rates above the national average but not nearly as bad as Eskilstuna.

Posted by: Trueblue71 12.Feb.2015, 10:09 PM

Thanks for your reply and the advice

My swedish is basic both written and oral.

14 % sounds like a challenge!

Posted by: Opalnera 13.Feb.2015, 05:01 PM

Or sell your apartment and move to Uppsala where the unemployment rate is 5.4% laugh.gif

Posted by: ali ahmed 18.Aug.2015, 01:00 PM

Hello guys,Can anyone help in finding room for rent in Orebro,,vasteras Or any other northern city of Sweden?
I am medical graduate,need accomodation.
Thanks a lot and have a nice day.

Posted by: denisacorpodean 19.Sep.2017, 12:18 PM

Hej!


I know that this post in kind of old but I will take my chances. smile.gif I am also new in Eskilstuna and I was really hoping that I will find some people that speak English. I still have some issues with getting that personal number (complicated situation) but hopefully I will find as soon as possible a job.

I live here with my Swedish sambo, we lived together for 4 years before and decided to move to Sweden. He got a job as a doctor here so it had to be Eskilstuna. I am struggling in finding a job. How did you guys manage so fast? Any tips?

I also formed a group on Facebook - English speakers in Eskilstuna, maybe we can help each other and make some friends. smile.gif Maybe we can communicate better there.

Denisa smile.gif

Posted by: carinamclane 25.Sep.2017, 11:05 AM

Hej Denisa,

Nice to meet you! I'm actually from Eskilstuna, but have lived in the UK for the past 17 years and have just moved back this summer, with my English husband and English-speaking kids. Would love to meet other couples / families in a similar situation - not able to find your Facebook group though, is it public?

Re jobs, it depends largely on what type of job you are after, and where. My husband doesn't speak Swedish and still landed a job, similarly, I work in a company in Stockholm (commute isn't TOO bad) where more than half the employees don't speak Swedish. So it is certainly possible, but will be harder / easier based on your profession.

All the best,
Carina

Posted by: denisacorpodean 25.Sep.2017, 05:02 PM

Hej Carina!

I left you a message. smile.gif

Posted by: gplusa 9.Dec.2017, 10:09 AM

Welcome to Eskilstuna. I spend a lot of time there for work and, as noted earlier, the Stockholm commute is nothing. As for getting a job, map out a long term plan to get to where you want to be. One of the less-clever resident forum tolls here started crying about not getting a job despite supposedly having higher qualifications. That just shows ignorance. Foreign qualifications count for little in a new country. That's not Swedish, its global. Employers now are looking for relative experience, and local relative experience is gold. Get yourself some Swedish employment experience, at any level, and the doors will open. Oh, and learn the langauge if you don't want your prospects limited.

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