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Accompanying Partner Employment Service is a three-year EU project aiming to become a permanent collaboration form for human resources. The project is run through/by Näringslivscentrum i Lysekil (NLC), a non-profit organisation run by NLC member companies, the Företagarna business association and Lysekil municipality since 2003.

HR group is founded

Torkel Thornadtsson, then a board member of Preem AB, initiated an HR collaboration group within NLC in Lysekil in 2016. The HR group was to act as a collaboration network to support companies’ competency supply. Discussions continued during 2016 and into 2017.

This resulted in a project that was named Accompanying Partner Employment Service (, whose name also describes the project’s work and goal.

The decision was made that Accompanying Partner Employment Service would be funded through membership fees from joining companies, and that further funds would be sought through an application for Leader/EU support. The application was formulated in May 2017.

By this time, decisions and contacts have also been made within the geographical employment area of Munkedal, Sotenäs and Lysekil municipalities, resulting in the recruitment of companies from these areas as members.

Project support and start

The project’s development continued in collaboration with members throughout 2017 and in January 2018 project support was granted by the Swedish Board of Agriculture. A project group was immediately formed, followed by a thorough recruitment process that led to the hiring of Agneta Lindgren as project leader from 1 February 2018 and since then we’ve been up and running!

/The background has been told by Ulf Bertilsson, NLC chairman.

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