Fryshuset and Novare partner to create Skill Shift Initiative Summer providing 1000 summer jobs for Stockholm youth

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Several thousand summer jobs have disappeared as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Against this background, the City of Stockholm announced a procurement process open to organizations that are able to offer summer jobs. Fryshuset and Novare entered a bid together. Their bid was successful and now their task is to provide 1000 young people with meaningful employment during the summer of 2020.

– As the result of the successful procurement process we can now partner with Fryshuset and Novare to provide 1000 summer jobs for Stockholm area youth. This spring has been a hard one for many young people and a summer job will mean a lot and provide important experience for the future as well as the first line on their resume. We are pleased by the great support being shown by business and civic communities alike. This means a lot for their opportunities in the job market, says Karin Ernlund (C), vice Mayor for Labor Market, City of Stockholm

Skill Shift Initiative Summer is a collaboration between Fryshuset and Novare contracted by the City of Stockholm. Funding is provided by the City of Stockholm, Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Investor AB, SEB and Tre.

– The Wallenberg Foundations have supported Fryshuset for a long time, most recently within the framework of “education for increased integration” and we are happy to support this important project offering summer jobs and activities for youth and children, says Peter Wallenberg Jr., Chairman, Wallenberg Foundations.

The goal of the project is to provide young people with useful knowledge and contacts as well as important insight into the business world and shed a light on what opportunities are available to them in the future through this first work experience. The project is based at Fryshuset in Hammarby Sjöstad, Husby and Skärholmen and starts on Tuesday, June 16.

– When so many other places have shut down as a result of the coronavirus crisis it has been important to Fryshuset to remain open to young people throughout. Being able to offer young people summer jobs and projects is a high priority for us and I am happy that we can carry out this initiative with our partners, says Johan Oljeqvist CEO of Fryshuset.

– None of us have ever taken part in a project of this scale and I am looking forward to contributing to creating memories that will last a lifetime for each and every one of the participants, says Delal Apak from Novare and Project Manager for Skill Shift Initiative Summer.

– We look forward to welcoming all of the young people who have applied for and are participating in this project and providing them all with tools and skills for their future work life. There will be training in project management, rhetorical skills and entrepreneurship as well as insight into different workplaces thanks to our cooperation with the business community. We are also including practical skills such as tending a garden and first aid. We hope that collectively this will provide the participants with an inspirational and meaningful summer says Ali Gaher, Project Manager from Fryshuset.– The organizations providing funding for the project share a common view of how important it is to provide the opportunity for young people to have a summer job even during these tough times, says Belgin Fortaci, Head of Entrepreneurs & Start Up, SEB. We are passionate about entrepreneurship, especially for young people, and are proud and honored to be a part of this project and contribute to providing youth with work experience, the opportunity to make new contacts and have something worthwhile to do this summer.

Fryshuset: Carin Balfe Arbman, Communication Manager Fryshuset:
+4670-633 35 08,

SEB: Frank Hojem, Head of Corporate Communication SEB:
+4670-763 99 47,

For Karin Ernlund (C): Amandah Andersson, Press Secretary
+4676-122 94 19,

Beredskapslyftet: David Löfvendahl, Communication Manager Novare:
+4676-114 56 01,

About Fryshuset
Fryshuset Foundation is a non-profit organization that is non-religious and non-political. Fryshuset has some 50 different operations in several locations throughout Sweden.  Fryshuset works to ensure that the opinions and ideas of young people are taken seriously and are convinced that doing so contributes to a creative solution-oriented society where we dare think in new ways and find new solutions.

About Skill Shift Initiative ”Beredskapslyftet”
Skill Shift Initiative mobilizes and re-skills temporarily available personnel to support Swedish workplaces that are in urgent need of support during the coronavirus crisis. Read more: