News from Ylva Johansson
Ylva Johansson and Åsa Lindhagen ministers at the Ministry of Employment
Today, 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 for Employment and head of ministry. Åsa Lindhagen is the new Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation.
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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
Government reshuffle, 25 May 2016
· Press release from Ardalan Shekarabi, Ibrahim Baylan, Isabella Lövin, Margot Wallström, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Morgan Johansson, Prime Minister's Office, Ylva Johansson
Swedish Minister for Employment to take part in informal European ministerial meeting in Vienna on fair conditions in the labour market
On 19–20 May, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will take part in an informal ministerial meeting in Vienna on fair and decent conditions in the labour market. The meeting is a follow-up of the ministerial meeting Ms Johansson hosted in Stockholm in September 2015 on fair and decent working conditions in the EU internal market.Swedish Minister for Employment to take part in informal European ministerial meeting in Vienna on fair conditions in the labour market
OECD: Sweden on the right track to better introduction of new arrivals
Today, the OECD presented its report Working Together: Skills and Labour Market Integration of Immigrants and their Children in Sweden on integration in the Swedish labour market and in Swedish society. 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.OECD: Sweden on the right track to better introduction of new arrivals
OECD and Ylva Johansson to present labour market integration report
At a press conference on Friday 13 May at Rosenbad, the OECD will present its report on integration in the Swedish labour market, Working Together: Skills and Labour Market Integration of Immigrants and their Children in Sweden. Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will comment on the OECD report’s assessment and recommendations. Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD, will also take part in the press conference.OECD and Ylva Johansson to present labour market integration report
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.Initiatives in the spring budget for more efficient introduction and reduced unemployment