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Sweden – 88% of jobseekers found work in 2013

17 January 2014

Swedish outplacement services company TRR announced that 88% of those actively seeking employment during 2013 found work. This marks an increase of two percentage points from last year and is a record for the company.

Calle Leinar, CEO of TRR, commented: “It is the best result in TRR’s 30 year history and, of course, very gratifying. Not least because of the bad times. It feels great to lead an organisation that has both the expertise and the financial muscle to support people through difficult transitions.”

According to research from TRR, women are more likely to work fixed-term contracts than men and are subsequently more likely to be retained by the company on a permanent basis. Both men and women over the age of 50 are more likely to accept fixed term contracts than younger workers.

There were twice as many women attaining a new job in the public sector than men in 2013. Older women are more likely to find work, in the public sector, compared with their younger counterparts. Women over the age of 40 are more interested in finding work in local or state government than in the private sector.

Of the 15,499 jobseekers support by TRR in 2013;

  • 80% found a new job
  • 8% started their own business
  • 6% chose to complete further education

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