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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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.
Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson to visit the United Kingdom
On 27–30 November, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will visit London and Liverpool in the United Kingdom. The purpose of the visit is to study British labour market policy.
Ylva Johansson to Vienna for ministerial meeting on integration
On Monday 9 November, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will take part in a ministerial meeting on integration in Vienna. Austrian Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz has invited all European ministers responsible for integration issues to the Vienna Future Talks – Visions for Integration: Social Cohesion.
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.