Leaving home to follow your spouse or significant other to a foreign country can be an exhilarating yet challenging step. You may have left an interesting job or are ready to hit the job market after several years of study. Fortunately, Sweden provides many services and opportunities to those ready to enter the job market or thinking about starting their own business.
Specialized competence in southern Sweden
Companies in southern Sweden are growing and always on the look out for specialized talent. Sectors with a great demand is primarily: information and communications technology (ICT), service industry, life science and teachers.
If you're a software engineer and looking for a new challenge then maybe Lund or Malmö is the place for you. If you are a teacher willing to learn Swedish and educate in another country you should definitely consider Sweden as an option.
International Citizen Hub offers a job program to the spouse /partner of international employees recruited to southern Sweden. This program has been created to help the international job seeker gain the tools needed to find gainful employment, start a company or take the opportunity to change career.
This program is limited to those recruited to Sweden and connected to a Lund or Malmö company as well as the universities.
Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen)
The Swedish Public Employment Service in Sweden, "Arbetsförmedlingen", works differently that most other countries. It is a national agency with the aim to provide services to both jobseekers and employers, prioritizing those most vulnerable on the labor market. They have a job bank where you can find the latest vacancies, several local employment offices and even information in English that may be helpful in your search. Their aim is to provide plenty and relevant information how to find a suitable job and support; however, they do not supply the actual jobseeker with a job. It is up to the jobseeker to be proactive and make use of all the free sources available.
EURES - European Job Mobility
EURES focuses on the free movement of persons across the EU and is another valuable source for both jobseekers and employers. They provide information, advice and recuitment activities along with job-matching for particular areas of competence. We recommend that you visit their Job Mobility portal before moving to Sweden as the information given may give you ahead start in your job search.