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​Unique network will make Stockholm more attractive to international talent

Press Release   •   Aug 28, 2017 09:42 GMT

Photographer: Tove Freij

Stockholm has got a new network to support international talents: the Stockholm Dual Career Network (SDCN). SDCN caters to partners and spouses of international employees working in Stockholm. The network aims to provide support for international individuals and families moving to Stockholm, helping them to settle in, look for work, discover Swedish culture and broaden their personal networks.

Klarna, Truecaller, Sqore, Karolinska Institutet, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Stockholm University are among the organizations that have already joined. The purpose of SDCN is not only for Stockholm to be able to recruit and retain a highly-educated international workforce but also to help international employees’ partners enter the Stockholm job market, connect with other expats, and bring their skills to local companies and organizations.

”At Truecaller we are constantly working to attract the best talent”, says Saga Betts, HR Generalist at Truecaller. ”We see our membership in SDCN as an additional step in our commitment to not only attract but also integrate our employees and their accompanying partners in Stockholm and Sweden. The SDCN membership is a staff benefit that creates security and provides access to networks in both the academic, public and private sectors.”

SDCN is run by the Stockholm Academic Forum, Staf, which represents all of Stockholm's 18 universities together with the City of Stockholm.

"We have noticed that many universities and companies face similar issues when it comes to recruiting and retaining international professionals. Support for the accompanying partner can be the decisive factor for international staff to choose to move to Stockholm", says Maria Fogelström Kylberg, Managing Director at Staf.

SDCN will offer events and activities free of charge for partners of international employees working at the network’s affiliated organisations. 

"That academia, the city, and the business sector work together to offer such a kind of service is unique in international terms. We are convinced that it helps to make Stockholm a more attractive place and facilitates international recruitment”, says Anna Gissler, CEO of Invest Stockholm, strategic partner of SDCN. 

For more information about SDCN, please contact:
Sophia Wallin, Project Manager, Stockholm Dual Career Network
+46 (0)8 674 77 75

Stockholm Business Region, with its subsidiaries Invest Stockholm and Visit Stockholm, is the official investment and tourism promotion agency for the Stockholm region.  Stockholm is one of Europe’s most dynamic sustainable regions. Stockholm Business Region is fully owned by the City of Stockholm. Our common brand is Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia.


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