Here you can find useful government agency web sites for example about Employment service. You can also learn how to validate your education and news in easy-to-read Swedish.
Arbetsformedlingen.se (the Swedish Public Employment Service)
Information for newly-arrived job seekers and other prioritized target groups
The Immigrant Institute
http://www.immi.se/info/arbete.htm (only in Swedish and Spanish)
National Thematic Network on Asylum & Integration in Sweden
Swedish Institute's portal: Working in Sweden
The portal is primarily intended for individuals who are not a citizen of an EU or EEA country and are interested in working in Sweden at least one year. The portal contains information on the Swedish immigration process and describes the various benefits of living and working in Sweden.
Swedish Work Environment Authority
Information about the Swedish labor market, labor law, etc.
National Mediation Office
Information about the Swedish Model
8 sidor, News in easy-to-read Swedish
About Swedish culture
Making yourself understood is an important part of getting settled in a new country. Learning the Swedish language is important, but just as much understanding the culture. Knowledge about habits or unwritten rules that are common in Sweden will help you avoid unnessesary misunderstandings. Cultural understanding will help you see how what you say and do will be perceived by Swedes. In the portal Sweden.se professor och etnologist Åke Daun shares some aspects on Swedish culture in the article "The Swedish myths:True, false or somewhere in between".
Akademikernas A-kassa (AEA) - the unemployment fund for graduates in Sweden
As a member in an "a-kassa " (unemployment fund ) you are better financially protected in the case of unemployment. Find out more through AEA (the unemployment fund for graduates in Sweden). Above the basic security, the membership in AEA will through your membership in one of Saco's affiliated associations also give you an extra income insurance in case of unemployment. Turn to you association for further information about the various insurances. Read more about the Saco associations here.
Högskoleverket, Swedish National Agency for Higher Education)
The public agency responsible for recognising qualifications from abroad.
If you have completed a higher education programme in a country other than Sweden you may ask the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education to assess the qualification awarded.
You will then receive a verdict stating the Swedish equivalent of your degree, which is very useful when applying for jobs. Find out more here
The Equality Ombudsman (DO) is a government agency that seeks to combat discrimination on grounds of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Here you'll find information about the Equality Ombudsman in english.
Validation by YH-myndigheten ( National Agency for Higher Vocational Education)
A tool for finding the correct means of validation
Saco's website about collective agreements
Saco feels that collective agreements often are superior to legislation, since they can easily be adapted to the needs in differents trades of business, professions and places of work. They are stable and at the same time easy to adapt. Find out more about collective agreements on Saco's website www.saco.se/kollektivavtal (this information only exists in Swedish)
Sweden's news in english.
Contact details to Saco's affiliated assosciations
Saco is a trade union confederation of 23 affiliated associations who together have more than 600 000 members. Members are university graduates or professionals with a college degree. The members include employees, students, researchers, self-employed people and retired professionals.
Each union pursues issues that are specific for their profession, such as wages and employment conditions, special forms of employment, overtime payments, gender issues, insurance, pensions and training issues. If you want to join a Saco association or have other questions, please contact any of the 23 affiliated associations.