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
Enviable work-life balance or soul-destroying bureaucracy? The Local asked our readers about their experiences in Sweden and here's what they had to say. READ
MY SWEDISH CAREER: For marketing manager Allisa Lindo, a wrong turn landed her at the heart of Malmö's startup community. 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
Whether you've moved to Sweden for the long haul, plan to stay for just a few years, or are choosing to retire to the Scandinavian country... this guide is for you. READ
More and more foreign-born job-seekers are getting a foot into the Swedish labour market, new statistics suggest. READ
Ever fantasized about getting paid to do whatever you want? Or better yet, getting paid to do absolutely nothing at all? Then boy, do we have the job for you. READ

‘Swedish employers are hypocrites’

"The solution is 'education, education, education. Swedish managers need to be educated and inspired.'” READ
If you order a pizza in Sweden, the overwhelming odds are that your pie will be made by someone born outside of the country. READ
Whether you're in tech, media, or a different industry entirely, it's increasingly common to work as a freelancer these days, and internationals coming to Sweden are no exception. Struggling to get set up and navigate the country's system? Read our guide for some help with the basics. READ
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MY SWEDISH CAREER: For linguist Sarah Campbell, relocating to Sweden was an adventure and an opportunity to learn a new language. What she didn't expect was that the move would lead her to a new career – as an author. 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
Sweden's national employment agency Arbetsförmedlingen is to close more than half of its local job centres across the country, after politicians agreed to slash its funding. READ
How can Sweden make life better for international workers and entrepreneurs in the country? Share your story to help The Local make your voice heard. READ
How the Swedish pension works, and what you need to do about yours – even if you don't plan to stay in Sweden long-term. READ
Almost six out of ten of those registered at Arbetsförmedlingen employment service were born outside of Sweden – and one in two people in this group still did not have a job after eight years, write trade union representatives in this opinion piece. READ