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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Measures to get more people into work
In the Budget Bill for 2020, the Government presents a package to get more people into work. In all, it is proposed that almost SEK 1.3 billion be allocated to help equip more people for work and for better integration, continued expansion of the Adult Education Initiative and an active business policy. These proposals are based on an agreement between the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
Ministers at the Ministry of Employment
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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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.
Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson visits Austria
On 27 October, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will visit Austria. The purpose of the visit is to gain knowledge and experience about Austrian labour market policy.
Cooperation in education between Sweden, Finland and Norway renewed
A new agreement was signed today between Sweden, Finland and Norway concerning the Arctic Vocational Foundation. The Foundation, which has its headquarters in Övertorneå, was established in 1991 and arranges vocational courses for participants from the three countries.
Labour market policy initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2016
In the Budget Bill for 2016, the Government is investing in better job matching and skills development through measures to promote an active labour market policy for people who are long-term unemployed or have impairments that entail reduced working capacity. The Government is also investing in a significant raise in the compensation paid to municipalities for their reception of refugees, and more effective measures to introduce newly arrived immigrants to the labour market. Under the Government’s proposal, the investments in the labour market area presented by the Government in the spring amending budget for 2015 will continue. The Budget Bill is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.
Informal European ministerial meeting in Stockholm on fair conditions in the labour market
The issue of fair conditions in the labour market is one of the Government’s overall EU priorities for 2015. It is a question of fair working conditions in the EU internal market. Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson has invited a number of EU colleagues to an informal meeting in Stockholm on 10–11 September 2015 to discuss the issue.
Minister for Employment to host informal European ministerial meeting on fair conditions in the labour market
Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson has invited a number of European Union colleagues to an informal meeting in Stockholm on 10–11 September on fair conditions in the labour market.
Trainee jobs, reforms in introduction of new arrivals and higher ceiling for unemployment benefits become a reality
On 16 June, the Riksdag passed the Government’s Spring Amending Budget, which means that previously announced labour market policy proposals in the budget – including trainee jobs and education contracts for young people, reforms to facilitate the introduction of newly arrived immigrants, and a rise in the ceiling for unemployment benefits – will now be put into practice. Today the Government took the next step in implementing these reforms, in part by deciding on several ordinances.