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Stockholm, Stockholms län, 11152
Sweden

AmCham Sweden is the voice of American business in Sweden. We are champions of US - Swedish trade and investment and US commercial interests in Sweden and give members a networking platform, critical business information, and an amplified voice.

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A Professional Approach to Employing Refugees in Sweden

  • Proffice AB 65 Regeringsgatan Stockholm, Stockholms län, 111 56 Sweden (map)

On behalf of the AmCham Sweden Human Resources Working Committee and Sustainability Working Committee, you are invited to hear Swedbank andProffice discuss the current refugee crisis and how businesses can address the issue of incorporating newly arrived professionals into the job market.

Speakers

Madelene Persson
Group Responsible for Diversity & Equality, 
Swedbank

Anki Elken
Public Affairs, 
Proffice AB

Charlotte Hoflin
Head of Recruitment, Proffice AB


Background

As the refugee crisis grows in Sweden, so too does the number of  highly educated, foreign-born professionals who are unemployed, and remain so for extensive periods of time. "Finally a Job" is an initiative from Swedbank that is designed to help these individuals gain a foothold in the labor market.

Since its launch in autumn 2011, this initiative has provided people who have skills that translate to employment opportunities with six-month trainee positions in Swedbank branches in Sweden. All participants have received training, had their credentials validated, undergone language training and been assigned their own responsibilities. Two thirds have subsequently been offered employment. 

Madelene Persson of Swedbank will provide an update of the results the program has achieved thus far, and Anki Eiken of Proffice AB will describe how Swedish companies can work with the situation in ways similar to programs that have been introduced by American and Canadian companies. 

Contact info@amcham.se for more information

Earlier Event: November 10
Working Committees' Mingle
Later Event: November 24
Now Boarding: Preclearance at Arlanda
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