Municipalities in Sweden’s North struggling to hire care staff for seniors

Job market competition is contributing to staffing challenges in northern Sweden. (Fredrik Sandberg / TT News Agency / AFP)
  • It’s difficult for many municipalities in northern Sweden to find staff for homes for the elderly, and for the first time the municipality of Pajala is having to hire nursing assistants during the autumn as well.
  • There’s a lot of competition for employees in Norrbotten’s job market.
  • Several large industrial investments are attracting jobseekers, and that’s having an impact.
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