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Finding job for seniors in Stockholm

English speaking

lukasmac
post 21.Jul.2020, 10:04 PM
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Hello,


I'm currently trying to get some tips and ideas how to help my mom to find a job in Stockholm. She is 60 years old and does not speak Swedish, but speaks English.

I know it is tricky, but if you have any ideas or tips to share I would really appreciate it.

Thank you!
Lukas

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john.boy
post 24.Jul.2020, 02:25 PM
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Location: Stockholm county
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QUOTE (lukasmac @ 21.Jul.2020, 11:04 PM) *
I know it is tricky, but if you have any ideas or tips to share I would really appreciate it.

Once you reach 45+ it becomes extremely difficult in the majority of cases to find employment. Sweden is quite ageist. One of the historic reasons behind this is with regards collective agreements with Trade Unions and Pension contributions from employers.

The only real option is to try, depending upon skillset?, different agencies that farm out workers, or if professional qualifications & experience, look for contracts as a consultant via brokers like eWork etc.
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lukasmac
post 27.Jul.2020, 08:30 PM
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yeah it is quite difficult. Thanks John for taking time to answer!
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DavidSmitis
post 16.Sep.2020, 07:17 AM
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Hello lukasmac. What about working as a copywriter, or content manager. Usually in such professions age does not matter. And the English language should be enough.
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DavidSmitis
post 17.Sep.2020, 08:33 AM
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QUOTE (DavidSmitis @ 16.Sep.2020, 08:17 AM) *
Hello lukasmac. What about working as a copywriter, or content manager on the website. Usually in such professions age does not matter. And the English language should be enough.


In any case, I think it is worth trying to work in this direction.
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ChocOwl
post 18.Sep.2020, 02:00 PM
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There are some temp agencies that specialise in older workers (like mostly retirees), perhaps there is something there? See e.g. Veteranpoolen, Pension?rspoolen, Veterankraft etc.
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