What would it take to get job-seekers to move to northern Sweden?

A street scene in Kiruna, an Arctic city in Sweden’s northernmost county of Norrbotten. Some people are hesitant to move north for jobs. (Eilís Quinn/Eye on the Arctic)
  • New industrial developments in the north mean the Employment Minister has called on people looking for work to consider moving there.
  • The regions of Västerbotten and Norrbotten tell Radio Sweden they are looking for people to work in a range of jobs, with many levels of skills
  • We also hear from a Radio Sweden listener about what makes him cautious about moving.
Radio Sweden

For more on the challenges of convincing people to move North, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

Related stories from around the North: 

Canada: Yukon’s population up 21 per cent from a decade ago, and still growing steadily, CBC News

Finland: Finland’s population could begin falling in 2031, Yle News

Norway: Population declining in Arctic Norway, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Except for military towns, Russian North sees sharp decline in population, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Abandoned properties a challenge for rural Sweden, Radio Sweden

United States: Understanding Alaska’s growing senior population, Alaska Public Media

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