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Around 80 per cent of the municipality's population aged between 20 and 64 are in work. Almost as many women as men are in work. The most common area to work in is the manufacturing industry. The major export companies offer highly skilled jobs in chemistry, hydraulics, propulsion systems and forest produce. Many work within the health, care, and education sectors. The Municipality and Region Västernorrland are the largest employers.
The Swedish Migration Agency is responsible for issuing residence and working permits to persons who are not from the Nordic region or an EU country.
Arbetsförmedlingen (the Swedish Public Employment Service) offers support to persons who are looking for work, and helps employers to find a workforce. Some of the jobs available are advertised on Arbetsförmedlingen's website. There are also recruitment companies that employ staff, who they later hire out to different employers.
Together with Försäkringskassan (the Swedish Social Insurance Agency) and Arbtsförmedlingen (the Swedish Public Employment Service), the municipality organises vocational rehabilitation. Anyone who, due to a long-term illness, a work-related injury or other reason needs training before they can return to work, can participate in rehabilitation so that they can re-enter the labour market. Persons who have disabilities that are so severe that they are unable to work in the open labour market are entitled to participate in daily activities within the municipality.
Support for companies
In Örnsköldsvik, there is a long tradition of entrepreneurship. Regardless of whether you are already running a company or are interested in starting a business you are welcome to contact the Municipality's Department of Economic Development. They can offer advice about premises, funding, business plans, regulations, government contacts and supportive networks.
You can reach the Municipality's Business Development Manager by calling:
+46 (0)660- 883 86 or +46(0)660-887 27.