A good way into employment is through internships and training. This is something that the social professional network LinkedIn has taken into consideration when they launched the initivative “Welcome Talent“ – a service to help the refugees in Sweden to get a foot into the Swedish working market.
Resumé writes about this inititaive (article in Swedish) that is meant to make it easier for asylum seekers and new arrivals to find internships in Sweden.
The Welcome Talent website works both ways – new arrivals can look for internships and businesses can find the expertise they need. The initiative is in collaboration with several companies and organizations, including Spotify, Stockholm University, Happy, Äntligen Jobb and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
– Like so many other organizations, we asked ourselves what we could do to help. Jobs and internships are a large and important part of the integration process. By offering our platform as a meeting place for companies and newcomers, we want to make it easier to get into the Swedish labour market, “said Lisa Gunnarsson, Head of Talent Solutions at LinkedIn Sweden, in a statement.
Employers can post jobs or internships during the hashtag #welcometalent making them searchable. And users of Welcome Talent also get tips and tricks on how to create an efficient LinkedIn profile.