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Swiss fathers increasingly likely to work part time

More and more fathers of young children in Switzerland are working part time, while mothers of young children are also more active in the Swiss work force than ever before, new figures show. A total of 14.1 percent of fathers with children aged under four worked part time in Switzerland last …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.ch/20190423/swiss-fathers-increasingly-likely-to-work-part-time-jobs-employment-work-life-balance

What NOT to do when you’re freelancing in Germany

Thanks to a mountain of bureaucracy, a tricky healthcare system and a complicated language, freelancing in Germany can seem overwhelming at times, but there are ways to make it work. Here’s our tips on what you should avoid doing when you decide to go ‘Selbstständig’ or self employed. Don’t fill out …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.de/20190424/what-not-to-do-when-youre-freelancing-in-germany

The best tips for a move to Sweden (from people who’ve been there, done that)

Starting a new life overseas is an adventure and a challenge, and however much research you do beforehand, there are bound to be aspects of the local culture or bureaucracy that come as a surprise. The Local asked our readers what their top tips were for anyone considering a relocation …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.se/20190423/the-best-tips-for-a-move-to-sweden-from-people-whove-been-there-done-that

How did a football club become Malmö’s biggest job charity?

How did a football club become Malmö’s biggest job charity? It’s a question Filippa Engstrand, head of Boost by FC Rosengård, gets so often that she clearly finds it a bit frustrating. “The most common question we get is some kind of question like that,” she tells The Local …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.se/20190419/how-did-a-football-club-become-malms-biggest-job-charity

Tell us: What can you do to find work in France before you arrive?

What are the things you can do to help you find employment in France even before you get on the plane? Whether it’s paperwork, people to contact or websites to look at please share any vital advice you have with readers. Loading… …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.fr/20190418/tell-us-tell-us-what-can-you-do-to-find-work-in-france-before-you-arrive

Denmark’s foreign workforce hits record high

Over 380,000 foreign nationals were employed in Denmark in 2018, a record number for internationals working in the country. A total of 384,000 foreign citizens worked in Denmark last year, broadcaster TV2 reports. Agriculture, cleaning and the restaurant industry were three areas that saw a particularly high number of foreigners …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.dk/20190417/necessary-important-foreign-workforce-in-denmark-at-record-level-report

Yoga can count as vocational training: Berlin court

A yoga course can be considered vocational training, a Berlin court has ruled, paving the way to doing the “Downward-facing Dog” on company time in Germany’s capital. The state labour court for Berlin-Brandenburg has ruled a worker has the right to paid leave so they can attend a five-day adult education …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.de/20190417/yoga-can-count-as-vocational-training-berlin-court

Tell us: What is the best way to find work in France?

French living isn’t all vin rouge and long lunches – for most of us there is also the small matter of earning a living. But what is the best way to go about finding work in France? Share with us your experiences of finding work in France, and what advice you …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.fr/20190415/tell-us-what-is-the-best-way-to-find-work-in-france

Explained: How to get a ‘Blue Card’ to live and work in Germany

Similar to the Green Card in the US, professionals from non-EU countries are able to work in Germany with the so-called Blue Card. Just what is a Blue Card? The idea for the Blue Card originally sprung from the Brussels think-tank Bruegel, and was written into EU law in August 2012. …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.de/20190412/explained-how-to-get-a-blue-card-to-live-and-work-in-germany

France to vote no to trade talks between US and Europe

France will vote against the start of trade talks between the European Union and the United States, the French presidency has said, despite EU members agreeing in principle to begin the discussions. “France will probably be the only country to vote against” in a largely symbolic ballot on Monday, the presidency …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.fr/20190412/france-to-vote-no-to-trade-talks-with-us

Record number of jobs will be on offer in France in 2019

A record number of jobs will be on offer in France in 2019, according to a survey of French companies conducted by the government’s unemployment office. The annual survey of French companies showed that record numbers plan to recruit this year, but many anticipate difficulties in finding suitable candidates. The top occupations …read more Source:: […]

Netflix prepares to open Paris office as foreign investment in France soars to 11-year high

As foreign investment in France soars to an 11-year high, Netflix is the latest big international name to announce that it is preparing to open its first Paris office and strengthen its original French content. In total, 1,323 investment decisions by foreign companies were recorded in France in 2018 – a …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.fr/20190405/netflix-launching-paris-office-to-develop-original-french-content

The jobs you can do if you live in deepest rural France

Moving to France involves all sorts of difficult challenges but for many by far the most pressing is finding paid work…and that can be tricky, especially in rural areas. Here are some ideas for jobs in France that you can do outside of the major cities. When you arrive in …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.fr/20190411/what-jobs-can-you-do-if-you-live-in-rural-france

French banking giant Societe Generale ‘to cut 1,600 jobs’

French banking giant Societe Generale is planning to cut 1,600 jobs, mainly in its BFI corporate and investment banking arm, union sources have said. Around 700 cuts would come in France, at both the BFI unit and in retail banking and international financial services, the CFDT and CFT unions said. …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.fr/20190409/french-banking-giant-societe-generale-to-cut-1600-jobs

‘There are people in Sweden who can open doors for you – just look for them’

MY SWEDISH CAREER: For journalist Ali al-Abdallah, a move from Syria to Sweden became his ultimate commission. Having trained as a reporter in Damascus, al-Abdallah arrived in Sweden in September 2013 as a refugee of Syria’s civil war. Wanting to unearth the ‘real story’ in Sweden, he focused on finding …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.se/20190409/as-migrants-in-sweden-we-have-a-power-we-have-a-lot-to-offer-europe