Several industries won't be able to meet work permit salary threshold

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  • 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.