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How many people were granted work permits in Sweden in November?

Sweden’s Migration Agency reached a decision in 4,186 work permit cases during October. Here’s The Local’s monthly in-depth look at how many permits were granted, and to whom. This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. A total of 4,217 first-time work permit applications …read more Source::

What are the top holiday jobs for students in Germany?

The Christmas holidays offer students many flexible job opportunities in industries which can help to sharpen transferrable skills. Here’s where – and how – to apply. Classes are wrapping up, revision is done and you’ve finished up the last of your exams for the year! READ …read more Source::

Thousands of steel workers protest against German job cuts

Thousands of Thyssenkrupp steel workers in Germany on Tuesday protested against planned job cuts, accusing bosses at the struggling conglomerate of mismanagement after a failed merger bid with Tata steel. Germany’s powerful IG Metall union said 6,000 workers gathered at Thyssenkrupp’s Steel Europe headquarters in Duisburg to vent their anger. The group, …read more Source:: […]

These degrees lead to the best-paid jobs in Denmark

Professions with a higher proportion of men are better-paid than jobs generally preferred by women, according to an analysis. Mathematics and natural science-related degrees give the best potential for high earning, according to analysis by liberal thinktank Cepos, which compared salary to educational field based on Statistics Denmark figures. Poorly-paid professions include …read more Source:: […]

Working in Germany over the festive period: What you need to know about the rules

When are the official public holidays in Germany this Christmas? Do you have to take a day of annual leave on Christmas Eve? Here’s what you need to know about working (or not) over the festive period. Now it’s December, many of us will no doubt be looking forward to …read more Source::

Why Sweden doesn’t have a minimum wage and how to ensure you’re fairly paid

New arrivals to Sweden are often told how generous the country’s working hours and benefits are, so it may come as a surprise that there’s no minimum wage as such. This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. Most countries in Europe have some …read more Source::

Germany aims to protect tech firms from foreign takeovers

Germany’s economy ministry on Thursday said it planned to tighten rules on non-EU takeovers of hi-tech firms, against a backdrop of growing alarm about Chinese firms buying up German know-how. The ministry said it had drafted an amendment to the Foreign Trade Regulation that would allow the government to review or block …read more Source:: […]

Audi set to slash 9,500 jobs in Germany

German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it planned to slash 9,500 jobs in Germany by 2025, as part of a massive restructuring plan to save billions by 2029. The job cuts will be achieved through an early retirement programme and natural turnover, the company said, adding that it would continue to hire …read more Source::

Swedes have longest expected working life in EU

People in Sweden have the longest expected working life of any EU country, according to new data from number crunchers Eurostat. A 15-year-old in Sweden can expect to spend 41.9 years in the labour market, the Eurostat figures show. That makes Sweden one of only two countries, along with the Netherlands, …read more Source::

Stockholm hospitals to cut hundreds of jobs amid growing budget deficit

Two Stockholm hospitals on Monday announced plans to cut hundreds of jobs, just a few weeks after another major hospital warned it was laying off 600 medical staff. Danderyd Hospital warned in a statement that it would be laying off around 100 staff as part of a drive to plug an …read more Source::

How the French government could pay for your training or driving licence

Employees in France are entitled to up to €800 a year of training, which they can spend on extra workplace training or put towards the cost of a driving licence. And now there’s an app to make it easier to access. On Thursday, the French government launched a new …read more Source::

Foreigners are more worried about losing their job in Sweden

International residents are far more likely to be concerned about losing their job in Sweden than people born in the country, according to a new report. The Local has previously reported on the unemployment gap between native Swedes and immigrants in many articles. But not only that. A new report …read more Source::

Coughs, colds and flu: What to say and do if you fall sick in Spain

Winter in Spain brings all sorts of wonderful things, cocidos and skiing to name but a few. But it also brings various winter lurgies. Here’s the vocab you need to deal with colds and flu in Spain and the procedures you’ll need to follow if you fall victim to them. It’s the …read more Source:: […]

‘Yellow vests’ and strikes fail to put off foreign investors in France

A year of weekly ‘yellow vest’ protests – some violent – across France has not put off foreign businesses from investing in the country, new research has found. The images of riot police out in force and restaurants burning on the Champs-Elysées were beamed around the world at the height of …read more Source::

Should you be allowed to use an online sick note service to stay off work in Germany?

In Germany, workplaces require employees to provide a sick note from a GP when they are ill. But do you really need to visit a doctor for the certificate? A court case is raising these questions. The process of getting a Krankschreibung (doctor’s note) signed by a GP when you …read more Source::