It's we who organize The Job Festival

Welcome to the Jobb Festival on May 25th in Kungsträdgården, Stockholm

The Job Festival is organized by Mats Wernheim in association with Christian Hultén

Mats Wernheim

Mats is a versatile entrepreneur who has worked in the staffing and recruitment industry since 1991. He is the founder of the staffing companies MAYDAY and Want / Jobagent. He is also the founder of the SaaS company ZeroLime and HR-Tech company JobAgent.

Christian Hultén

Christian is an experienced business manager who has held senior positions for the past 25 years in large international organizations as well as in smaller start-ups and growth companies. He participated in Sykes, a leading global outsourcing company, expansion in Europe and he was one of the leading people in the establishment and building of the Excellent group, where he was CEO of the Swedish operations. Christian was also the CEO of ZeroLime where, together with Mats Wernheim, he launched groundbreaking video solutions for recruitment and staffing. For the past 7.5 years, Christian has been head of Transcom's operations in Northern Europe with over 5,000 employees and most recently as Chief Operating Officer for the whole of Europe.

Jobbfestivalen is mainly for..

  • Disabled Persons
  • Those who have long been outside the labor market
  • Those who do not get a job because of age discrimination or other forms of discrimination
  • Foreign born and newly arrived
  • Young people who have been unemployed for more than 3 months, which are part of the youth guarantee
  • Anyone looking for a job
  • Those who have a job but want to change
  • Recruiting companies and organizations looking to find new talent

The Job Festival is a
meeting place for jobseekers and recruiters

The Job Festival in Kungsträdgården is Sweden's largest job fair with a focus on diversity. It is also a new job matching initiative with the goal of creating concrete relationships between companies and people who for various reasons have poorer conditions to establish themselves in the labor market.

In Sweden, about 330,000 people, or about 7% of the working population, are unemployed. Some groups in society find it much more difficult to find employment than others and the unemployment rate is higher among, for example, low-skilled young people, foreign-born, people with disabilities and people over 55 years. In these groups there is a lot of skills, experience and will that is lost to companies and organizations. The threshold to the Swedish labor market is far too high for these groups and the Job Festival is an easily accessible forum where job seekers in these groups can meet companies that have employment opportunities to offer.

During the job fair, companies with a need for recruitment within the priority target groups have the opportunity to exhibit and meet interesting candidates with varying backgrounds and situations. The job festival opens from the big stage with a solid speaker program.

The Job Festival wants to contribute to increased knowledge and understanding of vulnerable groups' difficulties in the labor market and what can be done to lower the barriers, but also highlight successful initiatives and individual success examples that can provide inspiration for both companies and individuals. Changing the attitudes of society is crucial to creating a better functioning labor market for vulnerable groups who are currently suffering from exclusion, mental ill health and other problems.

Frequently asked questions about The Job Festival

A fundamental challenge in the labor market has long been to match job vacancies with job seekers or people who are open to change jobs. This is generally true, but especially for certain groups that are further away from the labor market. The threshold for some vulnerable groups to enter the labor market is far too high, so more initiatives to reduce this need and efforts to change attitudes are also an important part of creating more diversity and dynamism. The Job Festival is a good and easily accessible meeting place to communicate both jobs and job support, but also to disseminate information and knowledge about all the fantastic projects and initiatives that are out there in society in order to increase the diversity of our workplaces.
We are particularly fond of digital tools, automated solutions and innovative technological development, but in some contexts we believe in combining physical meetings with digital support. Many exhibitors at the fair will be able to directly tell and show technical platforms to visitors and thus make them available, which they may not have been able to do in the same way but just a good forum for it. In addition, the fair is partly an online fair where vacant jobs will be available to visitors both before, during and after the fair itself.
One reason is simply that Kungsan is a natural meeting place for many people, especially during a hopefully warm spring day in late May. Then it has also been important for us that the exhibition venue should be accessible to everyone and be centrally located in Stockholm so that visitors can easily get there via car, public transport or on foot. For example, if you have never been to a job fair before, we think that a very open public place like Kungsan, is perfect.

Since the main goal of the fair is to disseminate information, inspire debate and increase understanding of diversity in the labor market, it will be a solid speaker program where companies and organizations will tell about exciting diversity projects, lessons learned and results. At the Big Stage, we will also have a number of relevant panel debates on the labor market and diversity. The program on the website will be constantly updated so that everyone can see what lectures and debates will be held.

The company Vile AB, which is owned by Mats Wernheim, is behind the arrangement.

No, the event will cover costs incurred and any surplus will be reinvested in upcoming events, as the Job Festival will be a recurring event in Stockholm and the ambition is to then spread it to other cities around Sweden as well as on digital channels.

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