Sweden has come up with a novel way of dealing with unemployment. It is paying people between the ages of 18 and 28 to go to Norway to find a job. This “Job Journey” is being offered young people in Soderhamn, who can receive a ticket to Oslo and a month’s rent at a youth’s hostel (for £20 a night).
Soderhamn has had a 25 percent unemployment rate and at least 100 people have taken up the offer to leave Soderhamn — a town of 12,000.
Below is the survival kit that we used for our enterprising citizens that the good people of Soderhamn may want to consider: