Foreign names don’t lower chances of getting a job

Immigrants in Sweden are not being systematically discriminated against by employers, according to a new report by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

It says despite claims from public authorities that the problem is widespread, people with foreign names, a different skin colour or ethnic background are not routinely denied jobs.

The Confederation says more important is a person’s age, qualifications and where in Sweden they live and it claims four out of ten people who got a job here in the last decade were immigrants.

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