Updated 2 years ago

As a dynamic and multicultural city, Malmö provides many career prospects for expatriates. Find out all that you need to know on its labor market in this article.

Finding a job in Malmö can be quite difficult, but not impossible. Indeed, Malmö is one of Scandinavia's first heavily industrialized cities. It has greatly developed, during the past era, especially in terms of architecture. Thus, the city has been attracting many companies which are specialized in biotechnology, medical technology, environmental technology, information and communication technology, digital media, transports, financial services, business, leisure, entertainment, construction, etc. Moreover, its university, founded in 1998, attracts some 15,000 students every year.

Malmö is not only a global city but also a major Southern commercial hub. Its diverse and multicultural population comprises not less than 170 nationalities. Over the years, Malmö has moved from being an industrial city to the world's 4th most creative city.


Malmö used to be one of the pioneers of the national shipbuilding, construction and industrial sectors. However, its economy has evolved over the years, following a local recession period. Nowadays, it is based on new pillars such as technologies, transports, financial services, pharmaceutics, etc. The Øresund Bridge, which links Sweden to Denmark, also clearly contributes to the local economy besides the University of Malmö.

Moreover, many companies have set up their head offices in the area thanks to its promising aspects. Subsequently, thousands of jobs have been created.

Find a job

If you are not yet in the country, feel free to check out the useful links provided at the end of this article and the Expat.com Jobs section. You may also browse job websites and professional social networks on the Internet by typing the following keywords: “employment malmö sweden”, “finding a job in Malmö sweden”, “expatriate job malmö”.

If you are already on the spot, consider sending spontaneous job applications to companies operating across the city. You might be lucky! Who knows?

Why not register with the Arbetsförmedlingen, that is the local labor office, or private employment agencies? These may help you find the appropriate job according to your profile and skills. Note that the labor office provides not only assistance to job seekers but also special integration programs.

Remember to read the article Work in Sweden. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them on the Forum so that our members can guide you.

Finally, make sure to update your resume according to Swedish norms and to write a cover letter to convince the recruiter that you are the ideal candidate for the position offered.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Jobs in Malmö
Malmö Official Portal – Jobs malmo.se
Graduateland graduateland.com
Arbetsförmedlingen – Malmö www.arbetsformedlingen.se
Glassdoor Malmö www.glassdoor.co.in
Monster Sweden www.monster.se
The Local www.thelocal.se

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