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Contracting In Sweden

Sweden is a country located in Northern Europe. It is the largest country in Scandinavia and the fifth largest country in Europe in terms of land area. The country is known for its natural beauty, with vast forests, lakes, and coastal archipelagos. The population of Sweden is around 10 million people, with the majority living in urban areas.

Sweden has a mixed-market economy, with a high standard of living and a strong welfare state. The country has a reputation for innovation, with a number of successful companies in fields such as technology, music, and fashion.

Temporary employment is a great and flexible option for those looking for short-term work in Sweden.

Temporary employment is Sweden is typically referred to as “vikariat” or “tidsbegränsad anställning” and is defined as an employment agreement with a predetermined end date.

Here are some key things to know about contracting in Sweden:

  • Length of employment: Temporary employment contracts can be for a maximum of one year, after which the employee is under an indefinite contract.
  • Notice period: Employers are required to provide notice of termination for temporary employees, and the length of the notice period will depend on the length of the employment.
  • Benefits: Temporary employees in Sweden are entitled to the same benefits as permanent employees, including sick leave, vacation, and parental leave.
  • Unemployment insurance: Temporary employees are also eligible for unemployment insurance if they meet the necessary requirements.
  • Work permits: If you are a non-EU citizen, you will need a work permit to work in Sweden, even for temporary employment. You will need to apply for a work permit before coming to Sweden.

Get in touch to find out more about working in Sweden for your temporary assignment, or, if you are looking to place an individual within Sweden with your client.

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