Minister for Employment
"From an international perspective, Sweden’s labour market is strong, and Sweden has the highest employment rate in Europe. The Government continues to pursue a policy for more jobs. Employment needs to increase, particularly among foreign-born women. Everyone who works must also have a secure job with a safe working environment."
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Several challenges ahead according to Ylva Johansson
On 21 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. Ylva Johansson is the Minister of Employment. Listen to her about her continued role as Minister of Employment, what challenges await and which issue she will address first.
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Eight Swedish cabinet ministers to the Social Summit in Gothenburg
· Press release from Ann Linde, Anna Ekström , Annika Strandhäll, Mikael Damberg, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ylva Johansson
The Prime Minister, together with the EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has invited to a social summit focusing on the promotion of Fair Jobs and growth, in Gothenburg on Friday 17 November. Heads of State and heads of Governments together with other EU-member ministers will be in place.Eight Swedish cabinet ministers to the Social Summit in Gothenburg
New work environment agency in Sweden
To strengthen national and international work environment efforts, the Government has today decided to establish a new government agency for work environment awareness. The agency is to be situated in Gävle and will start operations on 1 June 2018.New work environment agency in Sweden
Ministry of Employment initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2018
Everyone who can work should work and contribute to our common welfare. This is why, in the autumn budget, the Government is investing in strengthening labour market measures and the integration of new arrivals. The Government is reforming the system of subsidised employment and introducing a new, uniform supportive measure – introductory jobs. The Government is also strengthening efforts for a sustainable working life by establishing a new agency for work environment awareness and allocating funds for the development of methods to combat unfair competition. Moreover, the Government is investing in measures to continue creating a sustainable reception system and ensuring the effective integration of newly arrived immigrants. The paths to employment will be strengthened through a new regulatory framework for Arbetsförmedlingen (the Swedish public employment service) on the integration of new arrivals and the introduction of an education and training obligation. The Budget Bill for 2018 is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.Ministry of Employment initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2018
Important legislative proposal that expands upon the Swedish labour market model in situations involving the posting of workers
The Government has adopted the government bill ‘New posting regulations’. These legislative amendments help create a more effective and efficient system for the protection of the rights of posted workers under the EU Posting of Workers Directive and the Enforcement Directive. The legislative proposal also contains provisions aimed at increasing transparency and predictability when posting workers so that it will be easier for companies that post workers to find out what conditions apply in the Swedish labour market.Important legislative proposal that expands upon the Swedish labour market model in situations involving the posting of workers
Ylva Johansson to visit Chile
On 21–25 November, Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson will visit Chile, accompanied by representatives of Swedish trade unions and employers. The visit is a follow-up to President Michelle Bachelet’s State Visit to Sweden earlier this year, and the main aim is to exchange experiences on labour market issues and the Swedish model.Ylva Johansson to visit Chile
Ministry of Employment initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2017
In the autumn budget, 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. The Government also intends to introduce a new compensation system for the reception of unaccompanied minors and young people. The Budget Bill for 2017 is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.Ministry of Employment initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2017
Ylva Johansson invited to speak at University of Oxford
On Wednesday 7 September, Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson will be in the UK to take part in a conference on challenges and opportunities in the area of migration. The conference is being organised by the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford.Ylva Johansson invited to speak at University of Oxford
Statement by Swedish Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson, on the adoption of Council Conclusions on LGBTI rights, EPSCO 16 June 2016Statement by Swedish Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson, on the adoption of Council Conclusions on LGBTI rights, EPSCO 16 June 2016
Cancelled: Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson to visit Paris on 13 June
On 13 June, Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson will visit Paris. During the visit, Ms Johansson will meet her colleague, Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue Myriam El Khomri, for discussions on such topics as fair conditions in the labour market.Cancelled: Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson to visit Paris on 13 June
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.Fast track - a quicker introduction of newly arrived immigrants