Sweden to become major destination for skilled Filipino workers

Harald Fries, Swedish Ambassador to Manila at the Celebration of Swedish National Day in Manila 2018

Harald Fries, Swedish Ambassador to Manila, revealed that Sweden is ready to become one of the most attractive destinations for professional and skilled Filipino workers who wish to work abroad and bring their families with them.

As reported by the Manila Bulletin on April 21, 2019, the Ambassador told that the welfare provided by Swedish government will benefit not only the Filipino workers but also thier spouses who will get the work permits automatically.

“One good thing in Sweden for Filipinos to work there, if you get the job as a software engineer, the whole family gets a residence permit and your spouse get automatically work permit,” said the Ambassador.

Mr. Fries continuted that the Swedish welfare system aims to solve the perennial problem of “disconnect” and long distance relationship between family members who have to work abroad.

“Once in Sweden, the whole family becomes part of the extensive Swedish welfare system.

“You can deal with the family life there until you decide to move back,” he told Manila Bulletin.


Source: the Manila Bulletin

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