Several industries won't be able to meet work permit salary threshold
A number of industries are expected to struggle to find staff once the Government's new minimum salary threshold for work permits comes into effect.
News agency TT reports that almost 100 collective agreements in Sweden include salaries below the new threshold of around SEK 26,500 a month, which is how much non-EU citizens will need to earn to receive a work permit or prolong an existing permit.
Irene Wennemo from the Swedish National Mediation Office tells Radio Sweden it will be difficult for employers to give non-EU workers higher salaries, depending on their collective agreements. Migration Minister Maria Malmer Stenergard tells TT these jobs can be taken by unemployed people who are already in Sweden.