Employment Agency Fail To Get People Hired

Only one in ten newly employed Swedes found their job through the Swedish Puplic Employment Service and the agency is now being criticised by the National Audit Office for being inefficient and costly, Swedish Radio news reports.

According to the Audit Office the average employment officer only helps one person to get a job per month and the agency has failed to evaluate their own work.

But both the Labour Minister, Hans Karlsson and AMS director-general reject the criticism saying that the agency provides important services such as education for the unemployed and that it is impossible to measure efficiency by only looking at the numbers of people who have found work through the agency.