Sweden, Norway and Finland cooperating to attract workers to the far north

There’s a shortage of workers across a number of industries in northern Sweden, Norway and Finland. ( Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images)
  • There are significant workforce shortages in northern Sweden, Norway and Finland.
  • Now educational instututions, municipalities and other organisations located in the north of the Scandinavian penninsula are cooperating across national borders to try and attract workers from around the world.
  • Leif Pääjärvi from the Arctic Vocational Foundation says the region is safe, has a growing industrial sector and an environment that is completely unique.
Radio Sweden

For more on how Sweden, Norway and Finland are cooperating to attract workers to the far north, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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