A voice for newcomers in Sweden


‘Integration is not that simple: Swedes are shy’

A HR specialist wonders why there aren't more integration courses aimed at Swedes, to teach them about newcomers' backgrounds and cultures. READ
For British communications professional Georgina Varadi, moving to Sweden has meant being more engaged and also having a more fulfilling work-life balance. READ
The Local looks at some potential jobs in Sweden that don't require the Swedish language. READ
Sweden's quiet summer period can actually be the perfect time to make progress in your job hunt – if you know the right steps to take. READ
Even as a non-Swedish citizen, you have certain rights if you become unemployed in Sweden. READ

‘Sweden is heaven for refugee journalists’

Sweden is known for high rankings in press freedom surveys - but how does it feel to be a refugee journalist living and working here? READ
How much holiday are you entitled to and is it true you get paid more when you're off? Welcome to Sweden, here's what you need to know. READ
More summer jobs than ever are being advertised in Sweden, new figures show. READ
British particle physicist Abbey Waldron talks to The Local about why it is important to help entrepreneurs and scientists navigate the world of artificial intelligence and machine learning. READ
For Charles Kruse, moving to Sweden was about more than just work or a change of location. It was about meeting his father for the first time in over 20 years. READ

‘Swedish employers are hypocrites’

"The solution is 'education, education, education. Swedish managers need to be educated and inspired.'” READ
Did you know that as Europe’s leading job site for international talent, The Local can help you recruit your next dream colleague? READ
Sweden is responsible for some of the most successful and critically acclaimed games of recent years, attracting international talent to the country. READ
Women who have been made redundant in Sweden are more likely to earn a higher salary in their next job than men, according to new figures. READ
Vitali wants to help newcomers integrate in Sweden.

Why this Russian developer is committed to helping refugees - with tech

The driving force behind 25-year-old Vitali Poluzhnikov's work is simple: “I am a newcomer myself, so I'm trying to help other newcomers," he says. READ
A landmark court ruling in December has changed the way Sweden's Migration Agency assesses work permit applications. But has it changed the numbers? READ
"In Sweden I can work, I can train in a safe place, I can travel without problems and I'm free. In Gaza there was a border closing everything around me." READ
When Mehrdad Mahdjoubi designed new tech for Nasa's Mars missions, he realized the same solution could be useful on earth. READ
MY SWEDISH CAREER: The Local talks to Australian singer-songwriter Tania Doko, whose duo Bachelor Girl is set to release a new album 20 years after their mega hit 'Buses and Trains' ruled the airwaves. READ