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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Informal European ministerial meeting in Stockholm on fair conditions in the labour market
The issue of fair conditions in the labour market is one of the Government’s overall EU priorities for 2015. It is a question of fair working conditions in the EU internal market. Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson has invited a number of EU colleagues to an informal meeting in Stockholm on 10–11 September 2015 to discuss the issue.
Minister for Employment to host informal European ministerial meeting on fair conditions in the labour market
Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson has invited a number of European Union colleagues to an informal meeting in Stockholm on 10–11 September on fair conditions in the labour market.
Trainee jobs, reforms in introduction of new arrivals and higher ceiling for unemployment benefits become a reality
On 16 June, the Riksdag passed the Government’s Spring Amending Budget, which means that previously announced labour market policy proposals in the budget – including trainee jobs and education contracts for young people, reforms to facilitate the introduction of newly arrived immigrants, and a rise in the ceiling for unemployment benefits – will now be put into practice. Today the Government took the next step in implementing these reforms, in part by deciding on several ordinances.
Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson visits Canada
On 9–12 June, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will visit Canada. The purpose of the visit is to exchange knowledge and experience on efforts concerning the establishment of new arrivals.
Labour market policy to focus on young people and work environment
In the Budget Bill for 2015, the Government is taking several initiatives to tackle youth unemployment, including a 90-day guarantee for young people, trainee jobs and education contracts. The Government is also proposing initiatives to meet the challenges of modern working life, a higher ceiling for unemployment benefits, improved public employment services, earlier disbursement of resources for the EU employment initiative and 'extra jobs'. The Government also intends to lower the allowance paid to workplaces accepting apprentices in phase 3 of the job and development guarantee programme.
Minister for Employment to meet Commissioner Thyssen
Tomorrow, Friday 16 January, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will visit commissioners and social partners in Brussels. Ms Johansson has taken the initiative to meet Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, to advance the agenda on an orderly labour market and decent working conditions.
Labour market policy initiatives in the spring budget
In the spring amending budget for 2015, the Government proposes initiatives for a modern and sustainable working life, trainee jobs and education contracts for young people, and a historic initiative for unemployment insurance. The Government also proposes initiatives to make it easier for newly arrived immigrants (new arrivals) to establish themselves in the labour market.
Stefan Löfven to meet Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi
On Friday 12 December, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will meet Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi for lunch at Rosenbad. Ministers Margot Wallström, Ylva Johansson and Åsa Regnér will also be present.
Employment and youth unemployment discussed in Milan
Against the backdrop of continuing difficulties in the EU labour market, EU employment ministers met in Milan on 8 October to exchange experiences of labour market reforms.