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Jobs fair produces rapid results

143 young people from Gothenburg were given jobs during the three-hour Skarpt Läge jobs fair that took place on 23 February 2018. The budget for this year’s fair was 200.000 SEK, which works out at 1400 SEK per job.

Photo: Fredrik Karlsson/Skarpt Läge

The fair attracted a total of 1,146 visitors in the 18 to 30 age group. The jobs fair continues to grow each year and the value of having a physical place to meet was proven once again. The concept is simple: the 48 employers who exhibited at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotel all had something to offer in the shape of jobs, training courses or internships.

“We focus on entry jobs. We want to provide a meeting place in Gothenburg that offers young people the quickest route into working life,” says Lotta Forsberg, who has been a project manager since the fair began in 2014.

“The unique appeal of the Skarpt Läge fair is its simplicity. It’s easy for companies to take part. And it’s easy for job seekers to meet employers who have recruitment needs, but above all there is reassuring guidance and follow-up for participants and for exhibitors,” says Fredrik Karlsson, Chairman of Skarpt Läge.

The fair is built on a partnership between the Trade & Industry Group at Göteborg & Co, Team Göteborg, Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotels, the Swedish Public Employment Service, Visita and the association Skarpt Läge. Despite the fantastic results this is just the start. It is hoped that Skarpt Läge will not only be the best jobs fair for young people in Gothenburg, but that it will become the best platform for young people to gain entry to the employment market in Sweden.