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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Sweden

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A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war in almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both World Wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system interlarded with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 by the global economic downturn, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

Aided by peace and neutrality for the whole of the 20th century, sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living under a mixed system of high-tech capitalism and extensive welfare benefits. it has a modern distribution system, excellent internal and external communications, and a skilled labor force. timber, hydropower, and iron ore constitute the resource base of an economy heavily oriented toward foreign trade. privately owned firms account for about 90% of industrial output, of which the engineering sector accounts for 50% of output and exports. agriculture accounts for only 1% of gdp and 2% of employment. sweden is in the midst of a sustained economic upswing, boosted by increased domestic demand and strong exports. this and robust finances have offered the center-right government considerable scope to implement its reform program aimed at increasing employment, reducing welfare dependence, and streamlining the state's role in the economy. the govenment plans to sell $31 billion in state assets during the next three years to further stimulate growth and raise revenue to pay down the federal debt. in september 2003, swedish voters turned down entry into the euro system concerned about the impact on the economy and sovereignty.

Environmental Issues

Acid rain damage to soils and lakes; pollution of the north sea and the baltic sea

Government Type

Constitutional monarchy


9,045,389 (july 2008 est.)


Northern europe, bordering the baltic sea, gulf of bothnia, kattegat, and skagerrak, between finland and norway


Total: 449,964 sq km land: 410,934 sq km water: 39,030 sq km

Slightly larger than california

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: kingdom of sweden conventional short form: sweden local long form: konungariket sverige local short form: sverige


Name: stockholm geographic coordinates: 59 20 n, 18 03 e time difference: utc+1 (6 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october

Military Service

19 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation: 7-15 months (navy), 8-12 months (air force); after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47 (2006)

International Disputes


Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

5799 Sweden Jobs Found

OM UPPDRAGET Nu söker vi dig som är sjuksköterska och som vill arbeta nätter ute hos vår kund på ortopedavdelning i Varberg. Uppdraget sträcker sig...
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OM UPPDRAGET Nu söker vi dig som villarbeta på akutmottagning hos vår kund i Varberg från den 25 februari till den 31 maj. Nätter, Arbetstid 21:15-...
Centric Care - Vintrie - posted 1 day ago
OM UPPDRAGET För vår kunds räkning söker vi nu dig som vill arbeta på psykiatriavdelning i Värnamo. Uppdraget sträcker sig från snarast till 30 apr...
Centric Care - Värnamo - posted 1 day ago
OM UPPDRAGET För vår kundsräkning söker vi nu dig somär sjuksköterska och vill arbeta på ortopedavdelning i Varberg. Uppdraget sträcker sig mellan ...
Centric Care - Varberg - posted 1 day ago
OM UPPDRAGET Nu söker vi en duktig sjuksköterska som vill ta ett bemanningsuppdrag i Fagersta. Vi söker dig som är trygg i din yrkesroll, som ser f...
Centric Care - Fagersta - posted 1 day ago
OM UPPDRAGET För våra kunders räkning söker vi nu sjuksköterska till ortopedavdelning på sjukhuset i Halmstad. Behövet gäller från 2 mars till 31 m...
Centric Care - Halmstad - posted 1 day ago
OM UPPDRAGET För våra kunders räkning söker vi nu operationssjuksköterskor till operation 3 på sjukhuset i Mölndal. Operation 3 är en dagkirurgisk ...
Centric Care - Mölndal - posted 1 day ago
OM UPPDRAGET Nu söker vi dig som vill arbeta på kardiologen, HIA, i Varberg hos vår kund. Uppdraget sträcker sig från 1 april till 31 maj. Behv fin...
Centric Care - Varberg - posted 1 day ago
Är du en administrativt stjärna med en ådra av affärsmannaskap? Är listor en del av din vardag, samtidigt som du brinner för service och affärsrela...
Atea - Malmö - posted 1 day ago
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