Scandinavian Startups Want You; Tech Hiring Freezes Stack Up
In this week’s issue: Big Tech reckons with layoffs and hiring freezes; jobs at hot Scandinavian startups; top countries for work-life balance; tech’s best entry-level roles.
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Welcome to the third edition of Work in Progress, The Org’s toolkit for job seekers of every stage and style. 🧰🛠🪜

Lately, layoffs have dominated headlines. If they haven’t hit you personally, the subject is likely in the back of your mind. Thousands of tech workers have already lost their jobs this month, at tiny startups and giant companies from Klarna to Netflix. We’re keeping track of major tech layoffs and hiring freezes as they occur. We’ll keep sharing fast-growth startups here that are weathering the storm and hiring through it. Expect more resources to come from The Org’s team of journalists.

While the wheels keep turning, here are today’s newsletter highlights:

  • Jobs at fast-growth Scandinavian startups 🏔
  • Layoffs and hiring freezes stack up across tech-land 🥶
  • An exec exodus at a certain blue-bird-bedecked company 🐦

Orgs of the Week 💙

Putting a spotlight on a fresh roster of high-growth startups and some of their coolest open roles. Fancy taking your career to the nordics? Check out these four Scandinavia-based startups in healthcare tech, EVs, law and enterprise architecture.

🚗 Monta

Latest funding: $15 million (Series A), January 17, 2022

Key investors: Creandum, byFounders, Headline, Pale Blue Dot

Pitch: Founded in 2020, Copenhagen’s Monta sells software to electric vehicle charging companies that allows them to determine who can use their charge points, when and at what cost. Open roles are based throughout Denmark, Germany, Austria and Ireland. Org chart | Open jobs

📖 PocketLaw

Latest funding: $11 million (Series A), May 9, 2022

Key investor: Atomico

Pitch: Stockholm-based PocketLaw helps 6,000+ businesses avoid overpaying for legal services with streamlined contract creation and management tools. Hiring legal product managers, engineers and content managers for remote or hybrid jobs based in London, Stockholm and Berlin. Org chart | Open jobs

🖥 Ardoq

Latest funding: $125 million (Series D), March 9, 2022

Key investors: EQT Growth, One Peak

Pitch: One of Norway’s biggest startups, Oslo-based Ardoq makes enterprise architecture tools that help organizations map out their often-complex digital networks. Global clients include Carlsberg, Conde Nast and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Hybrid/remote open roles in New York, Oslo and elsewhere. Org chart | Open jobs

😷 Kry

Latest funding: $312 million (Series D), April 27, 2021

Key investors: The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Fidelity Management & Research, Index Ventures, Accel, Creandum

Pitch: Open the Kry app to virtually see doctors, psychologists and nurses 24/7 — and even order medications for home delivery. The Stockholm-based startup is hiring dozens of clinicians and business professionals throughout Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Org chart | Open jobs

Curriculum Vitae 📎

Much like your resume, this section is the backbone upon which you can build your job search. Read the latest deep-dive articles by The Org’s team of journalists to stay informed and prepared for anything your career throws at you.

Big Tech Hiring Freezes Stack Up as Slowdown Looms

Netflix Layoff Saga: 150 Jobs Cut as Stock Price Keeps Plunging

The Org’s 2022 Startup and Tech Layoff Tracker

Twitter’s Executive Exit Count Rises to Five

💡 Additional Skill: Interested in working in tech? Here are eight entry-level positions you can apply to with little to no experience.

By the Numbers 📊

Numbers don’t lie. We comb workforce + career data to bring you a relevant infographic each week.

European state of mind: In matters of work-life balance, western and northern European nations led the world in 2020. 🌴


Source: Statista

Recommended Reads 📖

Congrats, you’ve made it to the best part. Here, we scour the internet for the tastiest content morsels, so you don’t have to.

→ The VC lovefest is over -– and a pullback in funding could foretell further startup layoffs to come this summer. [Forbes]

→ For decades, the French have flocked to thermal spas to treat a host of ailments. Can they help those suffering with long Covid, too? [The New Yorker]

→ The secret to an affordable American retirement might not be on U.S. soil at all. Meet the former accountant who strung together cruise vacations to build an affordable retirement. [The Washington Post]

→ Great Resignation? Why it’s not a good idea to quit just before a possible recession. [CNBC]

The Final Round

Thanks for joining team WIP this week! Have suggestions, feedback or maybe some smoothie or ice cream recipes? I don’t have A/C in my apartment and am consequently re-entering my frozen treat era. 🍦🍦🍦

I’d love to hear from you: eliza.haverstock@theorg.com.

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