‘A wrong turn took me deep into Sweden’s startup world’

MY SWEDISH CAREER: For most people, a wrong turn is an unremarkable moment in a day. For marketing manager Allisa Lindo, it landed her at the heart of Malmö’s startup community. When the New Yorker first came to Sweden in August 2015, she had one clear objective: to earn a master’s …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.se/20190319/a-wrong-turn-took-me-deep-into-swedens-startup-world

One in ten wage earners in Denmark is a foreign national

The number of foreign citizens employed in Denmark has increased by 75,000 since 2014, according to figures from Statistics Denmark. That means that one in ten people currently earning a living on the Danish labour market was born outside of Denmark, an increase from one in 14 a decade ago, media …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.dk/20190318/one-in-ten-wage-earners-in-denmark-is-foreign-national

Ford to slash over 5,000 jobs in Germany

Ford on Friday said it planned to cut “more than 5,000” jobs in Germany as part of a major restructuring to boost profitability at the US car giant’s European operations. Ford on Friday said it planned to cut “more than 5,000” jobs in Germany as part of a major restructuring to …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.de/20190315/ford-to-slash-over-5000-jobs-in-germany

Three German cities ranked in the top 10 best places to live

Germany has scored three spots in the top 10 of a new survey of the best cities in the world to live in, with Munich picking up third place. The annual quality of living survey carried out by human resources consulting firm Mercer compares hundreds of cities around the …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.de/20190314/three-german-cities-ranked-in-the-top-10-of-the-best-places-to-live

‘10,000 jobs in grave danger’: Unions warn of Deutsche-Commerzbank merger

Two German unions on Wednesday firmly rejected the idea of a merger between top lenders Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, even as preliminary talks get underway after pressure from Berlin. “The merger would not create a ‘national champion’” as hoped for in the finance and economy ministries, service workers’ union Verdi said. Instead, the …read more […]

Italian unemployment down but short-term contracts on the rise

Italy has reported higher levels of employment, but statistics reveal an increase in precarious contracts and poorly-paid work. Italy’s unemployment rate has dropped from 11.2 percent in 2017 to 10.6 percent last year, according to new figures released by Italian statistics agency Istat today. The number of people in employment rose …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.it/20190313/italian-unemployment-down-but-short-term-contracts-on-the-rise

Volkswagen set to cut up to 7,000 jobs

German automaker Volkswagen said it would eliminate up to 7,000 jobs by 2023 as it seeks to accelerate its transition to electric vehicles, although the cuts should be achieved via retirement offers. “Volkswagen will be boosting the pace of its transformation… taking important steps this year to strengthen competitiveness on …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.de/20190313/volkswagen-set-to-cut-up-to-7000-jobs-at-vw-brand

‘Negative effects will occur’: No-deal Brexit threatens German jobs

A quarter of firms surveyed in Germany expect a no-deal Brexit will lead to job cuts, according to a new report. That’s the picture emerging from the joint survey conducted by the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the consultancy firm Deloitte, which asked more than 250 German firms a series …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.de/20190307/no-deal-brexit

An essential guide to Swiss work permits

If you are planning to live and work in Switzerland for more than three months, you will need a permit. These are issued by cantonal authorities. The type of permit you receive will depend on factors including your nationality, your skills and any relevant quotas that are in place. Switzerland has a …read more Source:: […]

Unemployment falls among immigrants in Sweden

More and more foreign-born job-seekers are getting a foot into the Swedish labour market, new statistics suggest. The number of people registered as unemployed decreased by 18,000 people between February last year and this year, with the unemployment rate falling from 7.4 percent to 6.9 percent last month, according to new …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.se/20190312/unemployment-falls-among-immigrants-in-sweden

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