Minister for Employment and Integration
“No one should have to begin their adult life in unemployment. I am convinced that a successful fight against youth unemployment requires broad mobilisation and cooperation among the social partners, municipalities and county councils, the private business sector and civil society organisations.”
News from Ylva Johansson
Ministry of Employment initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2017
In the Budget Bill for 2017, the Government is investing in an active labour market policy for increased employment, strengthened skills supply in elderly care in particular, and improved unemployment insurance for part-time unemployed people. The Government is also intensifying efforts to better enable new arrivals to quickly become established in working and community life. More investments will be made in early measures for asylum seekers and increased resources for the introduction system.
OECD and Ylva Johansson presented immigrant integration review of Sweden
Friday, May 13, a seminar was held on the OECD's report Working Together: Skills and Labour Market Integration of Immigrants and their Children in Sweden. The report shows that Sweden has a highly developed and sustainable policy for reception and introduction, but that the large number of asylum seekers who arrived in 2015 has created new challenges. Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson commented on the OECD report’s assessment and recommendations during a press conference earlier today with Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD.
A Work Environment Strategy for Modern Working Life 2016-2020
The Government's work environment policy is to contribute to a work environment that prevents ill health, accidents and people being excluded from working life. Work environment management must take into account people's differing circumstances and contribute to the development of both individuals and operations.
Fair working conditions
The Government safeguards the Swedish model, which builds on agreement between unions and employers on terms of employment in the labour market. Sweden is also pursuing issues in the EU on fair competition for businesses, and on rights and conditions for EU citizens who are posted to work in Sweden.
Fast track - a quicker introduction of newly arrived immigrants
The Government wants newly arrived immigrants in Sweden to quickly find a workplace that is relevant to the individual’s education and experience. At the same time, there is a shortage of labour in many industries; these are now being helped with the provision of skills through the creation of fast tracks by the Swedish Public Employment Service and the industries, to make it easier for newly arrived immigrants to establish themselves in the labour market.
European high-level meeting on young people’s establishment in the labour market
Youth unemployment is a high-priority issue for the Government. As a part of work on the European Employment Strategy, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson initiated a high-level meeting in Stockholm to discuss young people’s situation in the labour market. On 18-19 February five European ministers responsible for labour market issues met for a High Level Learning Exchange on ‘Designing and implementing effective strategies to support the integration and retention in the labour market of youth at risk’.
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Government reshuffle, 25 May 2016
· Press release from Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Ministry of Finance, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ardalan Shekarabi, Ibrahim Baylan, Isabella Lövin, Margot Wallström, Morgan Johansson, Ylva Johansson