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61,000 invited to job fair - by accident

Police say they were called in to restore order in downtown Stockholm after Sweden's public employment service accidentally sent an email invitation for a recruitment event to 61,000 jobseekers instead of 1,000.

Police spokesman Ulf Lindgren says staff at the job centre alerted police Wednesday after several thousand people showed up to an event where jobseekers would have a chance to meet with potential employers.

He said many people were upset, but no arrests were made.

Clas Olsson, acting director general of the employment service, said he deeply regrets the mishap and wishes to send his apologies to all those affected.

The Canadian Press

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