Ministry of Employment
The Ministry of Employment is responsible for issues and matters concerning the labour market, labour law and the work environment. The Ministry is also responsible for the work of advancing gender equality and human rights at national level. Moreover, the Ministry is responsible for efforts to increase integration, combat segregation, racism and discrimination, and strengthen the rights of children and LGBTI people.
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On Tuesday 10 September, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and changes within the Government. Eva Nordmark is the new Minister for Employment and head of the Ministry. Åsa Lindhagen is Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation.
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Initiatives in the spring budget for more efficient introduction and reduced unemployment
In the spring amending budget for 2016, the Government is strengthening efforts to enable newly arrived immigrants to quickly and efficiently establish themselves in Sweden. The Government is investing in early measures for asylum seekers and increased funds for county administrative boards to create preparedness and reception capacity in municipalities. The Government is also announcing that trainee jobs will be expanded to also cover newly arrived immigrants and people who are long-term unemployed. The spring amending budget for 2016 is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.
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’.
Minister for Employment to host European high-level meeting on young people’s establishment in the labour market
Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson has invited a number of European Union ministerial colleagues to a high-level meeting in Stockholm on 18-19 February to discuss young people’s situation in the labour market.
Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson to visit Australia
On 10–14 January, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will visit Canberra and Sydney. The purpose of the visit is to study the structure and functioning of the Australian labour market, with a focus on employment services.
Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson to visit the United Kingdom
On 27–30 November, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will visit London and Liverpool in the United Kingdom. The purpose of the visit is to study British labour market policy.
Ylva Johansson to Vienna for ministerial meeting on integration
On Monday 9 November, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will take part in a ministerial meeting on integration in Vienna. Austrian Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz has invited all European ministers responsible for integration issues to the Vienna Future Talks – Visions for Integration: Social Cohesion.
German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth visited Sweden
On Thursday, 22 October, Germany's Minister of State for Europe, Michael Roth, visited Sweden and had a meeting with the Minister for Employment, Ylva Johansson, and the Minister for Justice and Migration, Morgan Johansson. The aim was to exchange experiences on the occasion of the refugee situation in Europe.
The Government presents the '100 club'
One of our greatest challenges in society is how we can become better at harnessing the skills and experience of people who were born abroad. The current situation demands that the Government, public authorities and companies take new action to identify possibilities for more new arrivals to enter working life. The Government wants to work together with companies that are prepared to employ at least 100 new arrivals to create opportunities based on the conditions and needs of each company.