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Available jobs to apply
There are hundreds if not thousands of jobs to apply for in Malmö. You will find a small list of the jobs where Sweden is in need of manpower. These jobs are open for anyone to apply. If you are from any of the missing 23 countries and you find a job that you would like to apply for. Go for it. Apply for the job and let us know about your application. Someone from Little Big Malmö will then get in touch with that company and tell them about how we can help with re-locating you to our wonderful city.
Most of the job announcements are in swedish. If you need help with translation please get in touch with us.
Baker / pastry
Boilermaker / tinsmiths
Chemical engineers and chemical technitians
Civil engineering technicians
Civil engineering, building and construction
Civil engineering, mining engineering and metallurgy
Civil engineers, chemistry
Civil engineers, electrical power
Civil engineers, electronics and telecommunications engineering
Civil engineers, machine
Electrical engineers and electricians
Engineers and technicians in electronics and telecommunications engineering
Engineers and technicians in mining engineering and metallurgy
Forest machine operator
Livestock farmers / zookeeper
Mechanical engineering technicians
Nurses (basic training)
Nurses in emergency care
Nurses, psychiatric care
Process Operators, basic chemical industry
Secondary school teachers in general subjects
Secondary school teachers of vocational subjects
Software and systems developers
System Administrator / System Administrator
Teachers in primary school
Teachers in secondary school
Teachers of aesthetic and practical subjects
Technician at heating and waterworks
Testers and test managers
University- / higher education teachers
Woodworkers / carpenter
Are you or do you know anyone from
Here are the missing 22
Andorra is a tiny (468 sq. km) independent principality situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains. It’s known for its ski resorts, and a tax-haven status that encourages duty-free shopping. Capital Andorra la Vella has fashion boutiques and jewelers on Meritxell Avenue, and several shopping centers. Old quarter Barri Antic houses the Romanesque Santa Coloma church, with its circular bell tower.
Antigua och Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda is a country encompassing its 2 namesake islands and several smaller islands. Positioned where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet, it's known for reef-lined beaches, rainforests and resorts. Antigua's English Harbour is a yachting hub and the site of historic Nelson's Dockyard, now part of a national park. In the capital, St. John's, the national museum displays indigenous and colonial artifacts.
Belize is a nation on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west. It's known for its beaches, eco-lodges, scuba diving and sportfishing. Offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, dotted with hundreds of cayes, hosts rich marine life. Belize’s jungle areas are rich with Mayan ruins.
Brunei is a tiny nation on the island of Borneo, in 2 distinct sections surrounded by Malaysia and the South China Sea. It's known for its beaches and biodiverse rainforest, much of it protected within reserves. The Ulu Temburong National Park, accessed by longboat, affords canopy walks, glimpses of traditional longhouse culture and endemic fauna and flora, such as the proboscis monkey.
The Comoros is a volcanic archipelago off Africa’s east coast, in the warm Indian Ocean waters of the Mozambique Channel. The nation state’s largest island, Grande Comore (Ngazidja) is ringed by beaches and old lava from active Mt. Karthala volcano. Clustered around the port in the capital, Moroni, carved doors and the white colonnaded Ancienne Mosquée du Vendredi recall the islands’ Arab heritage.
East Timor, or Timor-Leste, a Southeast Asian nation occupying half the island of Timor, is ringed by coral reefs teeming with marine life. Landmarks in the capital, Dili, speak to the country's struggles for independence from Portugal and then Indonesia. The iconic 27m-tall Cristo Rei de Dili statue sits on a hilltop high over the city, with sweeping views of the surrounding bay.
Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and 6 smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s also site of the capital, St. George’s, whose colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour. To the south is Grand Anse Beach, with resorts and bars.
Kiribati, an island republic in the Central Pacific, comprises 33 coral atolls stretching along the equator. With lagoons and white-sand beaches, many of its islands are uninhabited, offering a remote setting for fishing, diving and bird-watching. The crowded capital, South Tarawa, made up of small islets, retains remnants of WWII battles fought on its shores, and is known for folk dancing and handicrafts.
Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges including the 3,500m-high peaks of Thabana Ntlenyana. On the Thaba Bosiu plateau, near Lesotho's capital, Maseru, are ruins dating from the 19th-century reign of King Moshoeshoe. Thaba Bosiu overlooks iconic Mt. Qiloane, an enduring symbol of the nation’s Basotho people.
Liechtenstein is a German-speaking, 25km-long principality between Austria and Switzerland. It’s known for its medieval castles, alpine chalets and villages linked by a network of trails. The capital, Vaduz, a cultural and economic center, is home to the Kunstmuseum, a sleek museum displaying modern and contemporary art. The Postal Museum displays a selection of Liechtenstein’s postage stamps, which are popular with collectors.
The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a South Asian island country, located in the Indian Ocean, situated in the Arabian Sea. It lies southwest of India and Sri Lanka. The chain of twenty-six atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to the Addu City in the south. Comprising a territory spanning roughly 298 square kilometres (115 sq mi), the Maldives is one of the world's most geographically dispersed countries, as well as the smallest Asian country by both land area and population, with a little over 393,500 inhabitants. Malé is the capital and most populated city, traditionally called the "King's Island" for its central location.
The Marshall Islands are a sprawling chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the central Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and the Philippines. In the northwest, Bikini Atoll’s largely undisturbed waters, used as a ship graveyard after World War II, are now a popular wreck dive site. Near Majuro Atoll, which holds the islands' capital and largest settlement, the coral reef at Kalalin Pass teems with marine life.
Micronesia is a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It has a shared cultural history with two other island regions, Polynesia to the east and Melanesia to the south.
Nauru is a tiny island country in Micronesia, northeast of Australia. It features a coral reef and white-sand beaches fringed with palms, including Anibare Bay on the east coast. Inland, tropical vegetation surrounds Buada Lagoon. The rocky outcrop of Command Ridge, the island's highest point, has a rusty Japanese outpost from WWII. The underground freshwater lake of Moqua Well lies amid the limestone Moqua Caves.
Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the country shares land borders with the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam exclaves are surrounded by the UAE on their land borders, with the Strait of Hormuz (which it shares with Iran) and Gulf of Oman forming Musandam's coastal boundaries.
Palau is an archipelago of more than 500 islands, part of the Micronesia region in the western Pacific Ocean, well known for its scuba-diving and snorkeling sites. Northerly island Koror is home to the former capital, the majority of the population and the islands’ main commercial center. Neighboring Babeldaob has the modern capital, Ngerulmud, mountains and sandy beaches on its east coast.
Saint Kitts & Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis is a dual-island nation situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It's known for cloud-shrouded mountains and beaches. Many of its former sugar plantations are now inns or atmospheric ruins. The larger of the 2 islands, Saint Kitts, is dominated by the dormant Mount Liamuiga volcano, home to a crater lake, green vervet monkeys and rainforest crisscrossed with hiking trails.
São Tomé and Príncipe
São Tomé and Príncipe, an African island country near the equator, is part of a volcano chain featuring striking rock and coral formations, rainforests and beaches. The larger island, São Tomé, is popular for snorkeling in Lagoa Azul lagoon. Ôbo Natural Park, a biodiverse jungle preserve, covers much of São Tomé and is distinguished by Pico Cão Grande, a skyscraperlike volcanic rock.
South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city.
Tonga is a Polynesian kingdom of more than 170 islands, many uninhabited, most lined in white beaches and coral reefs and covered with tropical rainforest. The main island, Tongatapu, is protected by lagoons and limestone cliffs. It’s home to the laid-back, rural capital of Nuku'alofa, as well as beach resorts, plantations and the Ha'amonga trilithon, a Stonehenge-like coral gate from the 1200s.
Tuvalu, in the South Pacific, is an independent island nation within the British Commonwealth. Its 9 islands comprise small, sparsely populated atolls and reef islands with palm-fringed beaches and WWII sites. Off Funafuti atoll, the capital, the Funafuti Conservation Area offers calm waters for diving and snorkeling among sea turtles and tropical fish. The marine area includes several uninhabited islets sheltering sea birds.
Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch 1,300 kilometers. The islands offer scuba diving at coral reefs, underwater caverns and wrecks such as the WWII-era troopship SS President Coolidge. Hiking trails ascend active volcanoes such as Mt. Yasur. Other popular activities include rainforest ecotours, kayaking and deep-sea fishing, plus relaxing at resorts and spas.
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"I have never seen snow"
Izzat from Brunei wants to move to Malmö
Izzat is a Graphic Designer and an aspiring photographer born 1988 in the capital of Brunei, Bandar seri begawan and grew up in the district Belait of Brunei. Izzat has had the chance to travel the world during his studies in Australia and Malaysia, where his crafted his graphic and art skills. He told us that his main passion is photography and image editing and how that can help expressing himself creatively.
We have talked to Izzat over the internet a few times to get to know our future neighbor a little better. A very open minded person that loves to learn and experience places as well as people.
Why does Izzat want to move to Malmö?
Izzat told us (and this shows you how honest he is) that he doesn’t know so much about our beautiful little city. Other than it’s located in the southern tip of Sweden, it’s the third largest city in Sweden and that the ”Turning Torso” is located here. This he knows since he has a Swedish friend that lives here. A friend he’s been wanting to visit for a long time. Secondly, he would also like to find a home, it is imperative for Izzat to find his own place in this world outside of Brunei in order to grow as a person.
Help us find a job for Izzat
Are you searching for someone that can work with graphic/photography? Someone who is fluent in english and malay? Or do you have a tip of a company that might be looking to hire (here in Malmö)?
Help us welcome Izzat Malmö!
Here is some facts you might not have known
Facts about Malmö
Malmö became a Swedish city in 1658
Malmö was first mentioned as a city in 1275 and received its coat of arms in 1437. Having been Danish, Malmö became Swedish in 1658 through the Treaty of Roskilde. The city had around 3,000 inhabitants at the time.
Sweden’s third city
(Population in January 2015)
Malmö: 322,577 (51% female and 49% male). The Malmö region: 670,394. Skåne: approx. 1.3 million. The Öresund region: approx. 3.8 million. Copenhagen: 559,440.
An expanding city
Malmö’s population increased for the twenty-eighth year in a row. In November 2013 Malmö had 312,400 residents. The population increased by almost 5,000 during 2012, and since the year 2000 the number of Malmö residents has grown by 50,000. In April 2011 Malmö passed the figure of 300,000 inhabitants, and by 2018 the city is expected to have approx. 338,400 inhabitants.
High level of inward migration
During 2012 19,800 people moved into Malmö and 17,300 moved out. Almost half of the newcomers were in the 20-29 age group. An additional 38,400 people moved within the city.
The average age of Malmö residents in 36. The average age in Skåne is 40, and in Sweden as a whole 41. 22% of the population in Malmö are below the age of 20, 63% are between 20 and 64m and 15% are pensioners aged 65 or more.
Malmö residents from 177 countries
Where of 171 are from the 193 UN nations with just 23 nationalities missing to be the first and only truly global city.
31% or 94,700 of Malmö residents were born abroad, 50% of them female and 50% male. The largest groups were born in: Iraq 11,000, Denmark 8,000, former Yugoslavia 8,000, Poland 7,000 and Bosnia 6,000. The groups that saw the biggest increases in 2012 were those born in Iraq (+320), Syria (+220), Afghanistan (+180) and Turkey (+120). 60% of Malmö’s immigrants are Swedish citizens.
Varied housing stock
Malmö has approx. 149,700 homes (31 Dec. 2012), of which 46% are rented (32% of the tenancy rights are owned by MKB Fastighets AB) 37% are owner-occupied and 15% are owned. 45% of homes have two rooms and a kitchen or less. 82% of homes are in apartment blocks and 18% in houses. An average of approx. 1,000 new homes have been built each year over the last three years.
The architect behind Turning Torso is Santiago Calatrava, and the building was ready for occupation on 1 November 2005. It is 190 m high and consists of 54 floors with 147 apartments and offices.
70% of the city’s approx. 135,500 households are small households with one or two people.
High level of inbound commuting
There are 158,300 jobs in total in Malmö (2011). Every day 61,900 people (26,500 female and 35,400 male) commute into Malmö to work, and 28,400 Malmö residents (12,100 female and 16,200 male) commute to other places.
15% work in the field of trade
Of all the jobs in Malmö, 15% are in the Trade sector, 13% in Health and Social Care together with Social Services and 9% in Education.
City of Malmö the biggest employer
The City of Malmö, with 20,100 employees (15,500 female and 4,600 male), is the biggest employer in Malmö. 39% work in Schools and Childcare and 26% in Health and Social Care (Dec. 2012). 65% of those who work in Malmö work at workplaces with fewer than 100 employees (2011).
Those in employment and the unemployed
63% of Malmö residents aged 20 to 64 are in employment (2011), with a further 9,200 Malmö residents working in Denmark. The employment rate including cross-border commuters is approx. 68%.
The unemployment rate in Malmö is 15.3% and the national average is 8.5%. Unemployment in Malmö is lower for women, 13.7%, than for men, 16.7% (Swedish Employment Service, October 2013).
In the population group aged 25-64, 46% of Malmö residents have post-secondary education: 50% for women and 43% for men.
The proportion for Sweden is 40%, and the figures in Stockholm and Gothenburg are 55% and 50% respectively (2012).
Malmö University (founded in 1998) has approx. 24,000 students (13,000 full-time students, 2012). Malmö also has educational facilities that form part of Lund University, e.g. Malmö Academy of Music, Malmö Theatre Academy and Malmö Art Academy. The UN’s World Maritime University is also in Malmö.
250 million people over the Öresund Bridge
Since the Öresund Link was opened in July 2000, 250 million people (October 2012) have travelled over this bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen. During 2012, 11 million people travelled by train and 13.6 million crossed by car, bus or motorcycle.
A compact, cycle-friendly city
“In Malmö, everything’s amazingly close at hand.” It’s no more than 10 km from the centre to the city boundary, and there are 490 km of cycle paths within the city. There are long beaches with excellent bathing water quality within walking and cycling distance of the centre. Along the coastal strip are the bathing houses of Ribersborg (build in 1898) Sibbarp. By the coast of Malmö are approx. 2,000 berths for leisure boats at places including Limhamn, Dockan and the Western Harbour.
Five urban areas
Malmö is divided into five urban areas.
Population per urban area, 1 January 2023
Inner City 67,900
“Malmö in brief” and additional facts may be found at: http://www.malmo.se/statistik
"I live here"
Why is that the best possible answer?
We went to visit the Lindeborg school today were I met 100 kids in the ages 12-16yo to talk about Little Big Malmö. The question ”What do you like best about Malmö?” came up. Where a prompt reply from a 12yo girl, with roots in Iran and Malmö, came with the best possible answer ”I live here”
Why is that the best possible answer? Because she believes/knows that she is one of the best part of the city. Which is absolutely correct. Buildings, industries or culture is nothing without the individual.
In the group of a 100 kids i couldn’t hold my count on how many different nationalities there were. The fact of the matter is that, it doesn’t matter. All 100 of them have backgrounds that defines them in who they are as individuals. After that wonderful girls answer a few others followed suit. -That the best thing about Malmö was they themselves.
Other answers to my question from them:
”MFF” - The local male football team, that is playing for the 2nd year in a row in the Champions league.
”FC Rosengård” The local female football team, also playing for the 2nd year in a row in the Champions league.
”The closeness to the sea”
”The food culture”
”All the awesome buildings”
- We tend to forget the greatness of our surroundings and we love that our project is sharing a glimpse of how great Malmö truly is.
Little story about our image
Whom to thank for the logo
We have to tell you guys about one of the little biggest contributor of Little Big Malmö. A company called Big South. We have been fans of their work for years and to have them on board for all our graphics is a dream come true.
We had a short meeting in the beginning of the summer 2015 when we thought that we would pitch our project, then called Malmö International. In the sitting meeting we see a visualizations of the media picture of our great city. A t-shirt print that their sister company had done. We asked them to never sell another of them t-shirts and help us show the world how awesome Malmö really is. When leaving their office we changed the name of our project and we became Little Big Malmö. - And that other print has been taken of their shelves.
Why Big South helps out?
“We are passionated about Malmö and about doing fun things, by supporting Little Big Malmö we can be be a part of making Malmö even better while at the same time having a really awesome time when we do it. The creative south can never be too creative, and to have the whole world in one city is both an inspiration and an opportunity for us to find new talents that makes us even better.
Everything is better in the big south and Little Big Malmö will make it even better”
Pontus Madsen, Design Captain, Big South & Little Big Malmö
In the welcoming business
Thanks to our goal and mission (to make Malmö the most international city in the world, if you missed that), we meet some interesting characters. One of the first meetings we had early summer 2015 was with Jens Lyckman, GM at Clarion Hotel & Congress. We are most often well prepared for every meeting with a stack of ideas. With Jens we hade to hold them in and just take notes.
“Boys we are in the welcoming business and the fact that Malmö can become the best city in the world to say that then count Clarion in.”
So we proudly count Clarion Hotel & Congress as our newest partner.
“To support Little Big Malmö is an easy choice for us at Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live. Malmö lies close to our heart and we want to support the success of the city. The fact that Malmö becomes the most international city in the world is great marketing for the city. In the long run that’s good for everyone in the industry of meetings and tourism.”
-Jens Lyckman, General Manager Hotel & Congress Malmö Live
We understand you now!
Partnering up with translators
One of the leading On-Site Interpreting companies in the world. Founded in Malmö in 1995 where its headquarters still is located. This family owned business has approximately 6000 freelance interpreters and translators in approximately 200 different languages and dialects.
“Why Språkservice wants to partner up with Little Big Malmö? Connecting people and contributing to global understanding is what we do every day. Any way we can help bridge differences between cultures and languages is why we exist. The idea of Malmö as the most international city in the world is exciting and puts focus on all the positive aspects of diversity. We are all for it!“
Anders Fredberg, CEO Språkservice Sverige AB
We want to make Malmö the most diverse city in the world.
Our little big statement
What is it that actually makes Malmö, Malmö?
It is not the parks that make Malmö unique, nor is it its harbour or the creative industries. Plenty of places have all of these. What makes Malmö unique is the fact that the world has chosen to come to Malmö. Almost the entire world, actually. People from 171 out of the 193 countries recognised by the United Nations, to be precise.
No city in the world has permanent residents from all of the 193 nations.
Not London. Not New York, not even Malmö. Yet.
The project little big Malmö aims to make Malmö complete.
Malmö is going to be the world’s first world city, the most diverse city in the world.
For real. The most international city of all. We need a city like that. Until now, there has never been a city where people from all countries live side by side. We often see ourselves through other people’s eyes. We become the person we were expected to be. Our identity effects all of our choices. We will all be effected by Malmö becoming the world’s most international city. When the world talks about Malmö, it affects us more than we think. We are given a new identity. Our identity becomes diversity. If it can work here, it can work everywhere.
Symbolism has never been more important.
Malmö has every chance of becoming a strong symbol.
Malmö needs the world, and the world needs a city like Malmö.
And we can’t stop thinking about how much fun it would be to be more international than New York.
The big idea is to get together to build an inclusive place where everyone’s heritage creates a better Malmö – the world’s most international city.
This is how it will happen in practical terms:
Our basic premise is that everyone who lives in Malmö represents something valuable, that diversity has a value. The idea centres on highlighting this fact and making everyone who contributes to Malmö’s diversity feel like they are a part of the project.
The project aims to turn the perception of Malmö as an multiethnic city into something globally unique and positive, we are going to transform that which is often referred to as a problem into a strength.
Our goal is to become the first city in the world that has complete un representation, with Malmö having residents of all 193 nationalities (currently we have 171,
so 23 are missing).
The project is run by Malmö’s business community and by the people of Malmö themselves, we are therefore creating the world’s first crowdfunded project for an entire cities future.
How will we succeed?
How do we get people to leave a south pacific island and move to Malmö?
We will do this by finding people and offering them one year ”soft landing into living here" by help with providing:
+ Reasonable employment fitting the applicant
+ Travel here (and naturally a return ticket if they so wish)
+ Furniture and accommodation
+ One year free regional transport
+ One year free communications services (telephone/internet)
+ A bike (we are in Malmö after all)
+ A number of cultural donations/annual cinema pass/conserts/sporting events.
+ And not least, telling them about how lovely Malmö is
All of this is donated by the business community and
crowdfunded by citizens of the world.
The Not for profit foundation Little Big Malmö has been created to ensure the transparancy of our project. It is based entirely on donations so we can be open about how the money has been spent.
Together, we can make this happen.SUPPORT US
Fresh things from our blog
A few of the available jobs in Malmö. Would you like to apply?
Here is the list of nations missing to make Malmö the world's most international city.
Here are some of our answers to the most asked questions about Little Big Malmö.