Stockholm - Post Report Question and Answers

What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?

Not much available on the local market, though one spouse is teaching at a Stockholm University. The Embassy has two Community Liaison Office (CLO) Coordinators, and a good seasonal hire program for kids. - Sep 2020

Most do not work. - May 2020

Most EFMs do not work. The vast majority of local jobs require fluent Swedish, and there are very limited opportunities at the embassy. Best to telecommute if you can bring work with you. - Jan 2017

No; employment opportunities are almost non-existent unless you speak fluent Swedish or work in a niche field that is desirable to Ericsson/Spotify/etc. - May 2015

No. Positions for family members within the mission are relatively few. Would be very hard to find anything on the local market. Swedes require fluent Swedish for even the most menial of jobs. I've only heard of one person (with specialized engineering skills) get offered a job on the local market here. Maybe some teaching jobs at the international schools? But I wouldn't plan on landing a job on the local economy here. - Aug 2014

Yes. - Oct 2008

Most spouses are able to find some sort of job in the Embassy, usually part time. Parents with children under school age tend to stay home due to lack of childcare. - Aug 2008

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