"The Kick-Start Program is one of the many steps being taken to better attract and retain talent in our region. Through the program, we will deliver tools that enhance the opportunity for accompanying spouses or partners to get a job here in Sweden, which can be a precondition for choosing to remain here", says Lisa Andersson of the Lund International Citizen Hub.
“One of the most common reasons why foreign professionals choose to relocate away from here is that their partners have some difficulties entering the local labor market”, says Susanne Mattsson, Business Development Manager, Invest in Skåne.
"For Skåne to be an attractive place for people and businesses to operate in, it is crucial that we are able to keep the talent. One way to accomplish this is to ensure that an accompanying partner and other family members enjoy it here. A current example of the need for highly skilled international talent is that of ESS, however it is just as important for additional companies here, Swedish or otherwise, to be able to attract and retain competent professionals. We know that this effort is important for the companies present here", she comments.
Two groups, 60 people total, will participate in the program that spans 11 weeks. Themes include how to apply for jobs and/or support based on one’s individual knowledge and skills, and general insight to the local labor market.
The initiative is taken by Lund International Citizen Hub and Invest in Skåne in cooperation with the Swedish Public Employment Service.
For further information please contact:
Lisa Andersson, Talent Attraction Developer, Lund International Citizen Hub, Municipality of Lund
Mobile +46 723 91 56 30
Susanne Mattsson, Business Development Manager, Invest in Skåne
Mobile +46 768 89 02 76
Ninni Benediktsson, Department head, Swedish Public Employment Service
Mobile +46 10 486 12 19