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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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.
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.
Government reshuffle, 25 May 2016
· Press release from Ardalan Shekarabi, Ibrahim Baylan, Isabella Lövin, Margot Wallström, Morgan Johansson, Ylva Johansson, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Environment, Prime Minister's Office
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.
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 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.
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.