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Fear mongering for Swedish increasing layoffs

Thursday, 10 January 2013
The increasing notices of redundancy, which has gone up sharply Sweden during the autumn of 2012, has been felt by some analysts as that Swedish unemployment would increase.

Staffing company, Poolia sounds profit warning

Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Staffing firm Poolia warned that revenue in the fourth quarter would be lower than expected, due to the current recession with weak demand for its services, a statement from the company say, according to news reports.

Sweden unemployment increased as rate edge to 7.5 percent as November continues to stress the Swedish job market

Thursday, 13 December 2012
The Swedish unemployment rate increased in November signally the struggling position the country's economy is maintaining. Nearly 10,000 people were given notices in November, the second month in a row.

Billion invested in job market coaching did not lead to more Swedish jobs

Thursday, 06 December 2012
The Swedish government invested millions into the job market training and coaching so that job seekers could quickly get into work. This was seen as a good idea but that has not resulted either job creation or reduced unemployment.

Swedish real estate brokers gradually dissipate as many leave their profession

Monday, 03 December 2012
As the Swedish housing sector continues to struggle in terms of sales and development, many real estate brokers are leaving the sector more than ever.

Where are the jobs of the future going to be?

Wednesday, 28 November 2012
From the Swedish perspective some academic courses will ultimately lead to a working career while other will not, so, where are the Swedish jobs on the future?

Surprise fall in Swedish unemployment than expected

Thursday, 15 November 2012
Swedish unemployment was 7.1 percent in October, not seasonally adjusted, according to latest official figures from Statistics Sweden's Labour Force Survey (LFS). Analysts had expected an unemployment rate of 7.4 percent, thus the fall came as a surprise to most after lost of various bad economic news and indicators.

150,000 Swedish unemployed without a form of unemployment support and compensation

Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Of the nearly 400,000 who were unemployed in September 150,000 are missing full compensation, according Unemployment Insurance Unions (SO). Back in 2008, the number without compensation due to lack of unemployment insurance contribution was 50 000.

Where are really the so-called jobs of the future?

Thursday, 08 November 2012
Jobs seekers, - University graduates, and laid-off workers are roaming around looking for work but employers say they are finding it hard to recruit the right skills. Job seekers are tired of looking for work as politicians talk of the jobs of the future. Which are the so-called jobs of the future?

Somalis find it easier to obtain a job and career in other leading countries than Sweden

Monday, 05 November 2012
Somali immigrants have fared better in the labour market in the United States and Canada than in Sweden, intensifying the question whether the Swedish society and job market is institutionally racist or that the Swedish authorities just lack the skills to harness the knowledge of the Somalis.

Finnish Unemployment continues to rise - how hits 7.1 percent

Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Finnish unemployment reverses its falling trend and continues to rise. Last figures from the country's labour survey show that some 187,000 people were without jobs in September.

Dramatic increase in the number of redundancies in Sweden but not surprising

Thursday, 11 October 2012
There number of worker in various Swedish industrial sectors facing redundancy  and the coming months has been analysed to be on the increase as the economic uncertainty continues to be an issue.

Vocational high school graduate in Sweden get jobs faster than University graduates

Saturday, 06 October 2012
Students, who pursue programs that have shorter study times, with lower student loans usually, have assured, job opportunities after graduation than those who pursue longer university deep academic courses

Norway's Unemployment rate falls

Friday, 28 September 2012
Unemployment in Norway fell to 2.4 percent in September, down from 2.6 percent in August, according to figures from the country's Labour Office (NAV).

Swedish unemployment rate still high at 7.2 percent despite a forward-looking economy  

Thursday, 13 September 2012
In August 2012, the number of employed persons in Sweden aged 15-74 years amounted to 4 738 000. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 366 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 7.2 percent, an increase of 0.6 percentage points.

Searching for their own European Dream - Greek and Spanish job seekers start emigrating in search for work

Monday, 10 September 2012
As the crisis in their countries continues to persist, a stream of educated Greeks are flowing to Germany and Spaniards have begun to unpack their suitcases in search of jobs according to jobs site, CareerBuilder, one of the largest job site on the internet.

Many Swedish  company managers fees bad in reducing workers as the economy tanks

Wednesday, 05 September 2012
More Swedish company managers are worried about having to reduce staff in the gloomy economic situation. Every fourth boss now believe that it is necessary, to cut their workforce, according to a survey from the leaders.

Despite high youth unemployment in Sweden, there are jobs that the young will not touch

Sunday, 02 September 2012
Despite high youth unemployment in Sweden, there are jobs that young people in Swedish are not interested in, according to some authorities. True?

Swedish  defense laying off 230 staff

Friday, 31 August 2012
At least the fate of at least 230 employees of the Swedish defence will be terminated in the fall in conjunction with changes the authority will carry as it move forward with its reorganization.

Language barrier is a natural bulwark against Southern Europeans getting a job in Finland

Friday, 24 August 2012
Finnish people who are sensitive about immigrants coming to Finland and taking their jobs need not worry. There is a natural barrier - Finnish language.

Job market sensitisation from the Swedish employment agency

Friday, 24 August 2012
The Swedish employment service is carrying out sensitisation of unemployed person with background other than Swedish or European.

Fewer unemployed in Sweden but more on sick leave

Wednesday, 15 August 2012
The number of full-year persons receiving economic support or various forms of benefits in relation of joblessness in the form of social assistance or benefits in 2011 decreased by 7.3 percent compared to the year before.
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The parts of Sweden where unemployment is highest among young people are “…”

Friday, 24 February 2012
In 24 Swedish municipalities, youth unemployment is over 30 percent.   Bromölla in Scania (Skåne) has the highest proportion (34.5 percent) while the Danderyd and Lidingö in Stockholm have the lowest (4.3 percent).

Spanish nurses want to work in the Nordic countries as their economies fail to be competitive

Friday, 17 February 2012
 The weak economies of the Southern European countries' means that workers in the healthcare industry are looking for work in places such as Finland.

1.5 million Swedes with out unemployment insurance protection

Sunday, 05 February 2012
It is not very clear how it has come to this but more Swedish able bodied workers have decided not to join any form of unemployment insurance scheme. This is blamed on the exorbitant costs and bureaucracy the scheme has adopted in recent years.

 The demand for labour in Sweden is increases but will employer look at skills rather than race?
Monday, 05 December 2011

Reports recently our here show that there are few skilled people looking for work here, in Sweden that in some times in the past. But the question asked is if employers have looked properly into non Swedish looking people and encourage them to apply for positions.

Swedish unemployment continues to fall
Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Approximately 345,000 people, or 6.9 percent of the Swedish workforce, were unemployed in October.

Sweden implements tougher rules for foreign cleaners

Thursday, 17 November 2011
The Swedish migration board is determined to tighten rules for cleaning companies that want to hire people from outside the EU. This follows the general Swedish shift to tighten immigration as the economy weakens

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Fears of growing jobs losses in Sweden in the coming months as economic growth persistently fail to translate to job growth

Saturday, 04 August 2012
As the Swedish economy continues to post higher than expected economic growth, it also shows a growing phenomenon of joblessness growth. There is fear that more people will loss their jobs in the coming months as notices for redundancy shoot up.

Norwegian unemployment rate 2.7 percent

Friday, 03 August 2012
Unemployment in Norway rose to 71 738 people in July, representing 2.7 percent of its workforce, according official data.

More Swedish people would prefer to take early retirement

Friday, 03 August 2012
Although the consensus in various policy places hold that it is important that people work longer these days, in Sweden, a record high percentage of the country's 61-year-olds want to hop out of the work place right now.

Danish unemployment just keeps rising but no panic yet

Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Danish economy is not as struggling as before but unemployment is rising as shown by June - May figures, according to seasonally adjusted official data.