How can we eliminate the language barrier for immigrants?
Integration

How can we eliminate the language barrier for immigrants?

Language is an extremely important factor for integration. When someone comes to a new country, they’re often obliged to learn the language before they’re able to join the workforce, for example.

Today, this is an even bigger challenge for the municipality 65% of the unemployed and 72% of those relying on financial support from the state were born outside of Sweden. It’s especially difficult for immigrant women to enter the workforce. This challenge can be linked to a lack of sufficient education, which is often required for employment in Sweden. How can we remove the language barrier for newcomers to Sweden in order to give them a quicker path toward employment and self-sustainability?

Contact: Peter.ekstrom@helsingborg.se

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