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 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.Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson visits Canada
Establishment of new arrivals to Sweden to be reformed
Dagens Nyheter 19 februari 2015Establishment of new arrivals to Sweden to be reformed
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.Labour market policy to focus on young people and work environment
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.Minister for Employment to meet Commissioner Thyssen
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.Labour market policy initiatives in the spring budget
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.Stefan Löfven to meet Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi
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.Employment and youth unemployment discussed in Milan