Ylva Johansson

Ylva Johansson

Minister for Employment and Integration

Ministry of Employment

“The Government’s focus is on creating more jobs, closing gaps and increasing cohesion in Sweden. The reception of asylum seekers and newly arrived people is a shared responsibility for the whole of society. The objective is decent and orderly reception and good conditions for introduction in all municipalities.

News from Ylva Johansson

  • Contractor liability in the construction industry

    The Government has decided to present the Government Bill "Contractor liability for wage claims in the construction industry" to the Riksdag. The aim is to strengthen protection for employees and counter corner-cutting and criminal activities, while safeguarding the opportunities for the social partners to regulate contractor liability in collective agreements.

  • Government and social partners agree on ‘entry agreements’

    Photo: regeringen.se

    The Government and the social partners have agreed that ‘entry agreements’ should be introduced. The aim is to help newly arrived immigrants and long-term unemployed people to become established in the labour market, and to facilitate future skills provision for employers.

Photo: Government Offices

A new plan for equal lifelong earnings

Ylva Johansson, Minister for Employment and Integration and Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy, about the new plan for equal lifelong earnings.

Photo: Maskot/Folio.

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.

Foto: Maskot/Folio

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.

Foto: Alexander Ruas/Folio

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.

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