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Stockholm - Job market

Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Bladet are the two main newspapers where jobs are advertised. Look in the 'Help Wanted' section on Thursdays and Sundays. When jobs requires international skills than advertisements will be in English.

Trade unions

About 84% of the workforce belongs to a trade union. As a trade union member you pay a monthly fee, of which a part goes towards unemployment benefits.  Sweden is a country with highly organized and powerful unions. Industrial relations on a national level have been generally harmonious with unions and employers co-operating to make industry more competitive. Unions have a tradition of accepting changes in technology and working practices although the country's wage structure and regulations are more rigid than elsewhere in the EU. There has been a centralized pay-bargaining system in place for many years.

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