Sweden: Young Swedes 'not positive' to foreign colleagues

Less than half of young adults think that Swedes with foreign backgrounds make a positive difference to workplaces.

Only four out of ten people aged 18-24 think that colleagues with immigrant backgrounds are a positive influence, according to the survey carried out by Manpower. Among people in the 55-64 age group, six out of ten think that immigrant colleagues are a positive addition to the workplace.

Of those who were questioned in the poll, 34 percent said that there were too few people with foreign backgrounds present on the Swedish labour market. 39 percent replied that it was not a problem.

More than half of those replying to the survey who were born outside Europe said that too few people with foreign backgrounds were represented on the employment market.

The survey was based on questions to a panel of 14,866 people who respond to Manpower's questions about the employment market three times a year.

Source: The Local (English)

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