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World’s first Entry Hub has opened in Umeå

2017-10-09, kl. 14:10

On Thursday, October 5, the world's first Entry Hub opened in Umeå, Sweden. Swedavia and a number of other companies are involved in this new meeting place for employers and employees.

Four people standning in front of a sign saying Entry Hub

The world's first Entry Hub has now opened in Umeå. The inaugural ceremony took place in central Umeå, on the former regiment training grounds. Entry Hub is a physical meeting place for people who have ended up outside the Swedish labour market.

Swedavia is one of the companies that have been involved in the project since its launch and hopes to make use of the burgeoning skills available here.

"Entry Hub is a site where people network for a better future. The idea is for employers to find the skills they are looking for," says Ibrahim Al-turk, who works with sustainability issues at Umeå Airport and is one of the Swedavia employees involved in the project.

There is no doubt that getting involved has been important to Swedavia and especially to Umeå Airport.

"The main purpose is development. We create value and give back to society. It is our duty to take responsibility. It is not easy for people who recently arrived in Sweden, for instance, to become part of the community. So it is important that we help create the conditions for this while at the same time gaining access to all kinds of skills. It's a win-win," Mr. Al-turk notes.

Now the hard work begins to make Entry Hub a normal part of Swedavia's recruitment process.

"We now have a model, here in Umeå, which gives us access to masses of wonderful skills. We will now work to make Entry Hub part of our structure. I also hope that the Entry Hub concept spreads across the country and perhaps above all to places where Swedavia's airports are located.

The organisation We Link Sweden is the force behind Entry Hub, in partnership with a number of different companies.

In the photo from left to right: Minna Levin, We Link Sweden; Frida Hedström, We Link Sweden; Ibrahim Al-turk, Swedavia; Bengt-Ove Lindgren, Swedavia, Umeå Airport.