Few foreign experts seek out Sweden

Sweden has a difficult time attracting highly educated labour, and the need to bring experts is urgent, reports SVT, referring to an opinion piece by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in Dagens Nyheter. Lower taxes on work, a more open labour market and a functioning housing market can solve the problem, according to the organisation’s CEO Maria Rankka and Charlotte Olsson, Fiscal Expert at the Chamber of Commerce. Sweden is at eighth place when it comes to highly educated migrants arriving in the last five years, with 496 persons per 100,000 residents, according to statistics from OECD. Rankka and Olsson have several proposals on how Sweden is to ascend the list. Bureaucracy must be simplified to get a working permit and a so-called talent visa, which can be granted to persons with a master or PhD, should be introduced. They also call for the establishment of a talent centre in a physical place where people can receive help with visa issues.

 

 

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Edgar Mannheimer is a journalist at Mundus News. He is also currently working for SVT Nyheter as an online reporter. Edgar has a passion for politics, foreign affairs and music. He grew up in Egypt, the US, Stockholm, and Jordan, following his mother’s job as a foreign correspondent. He returned to Sweden to study at Lund University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies. During his time in Lund he was editor-in-chief of Radio UPF, the radio committee of the Association of Foreign Affairs, and also started a music program as a solo project. After Lund, he moved to Stockholm and received a Master’s degree in journalism from Stockholm University’s media institution, JMK.