Working in Gävleborg

Gävleborg’s diverse economy offers a variety of employment opportunities. The county’s small and medium-sized businesses, and large multinational companies, operate in various industries including: paper and packaging, steel, clean technology, GIS (Geographical Information Systems), fiber optic technology and creative industries.

Swedes have the highest proficiency in English as a second language in the world according to a study by Education First in 2012. It is therefore possible to communicate in English in the workplace. There are also extensive opportunities to learn Swedish at various colleges or through company tuition. 

EU citizens
As an EU citizen, you are entitled to live and work in Sweden.
Learn more: external website - The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket)

Non-EU citizens
As a non-EU citizen, you will most likely require a work permit.
Learn more: external website - The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket)
Learn more: external website - Working in Sweden