Minister for Integration and Gender Equality Nyamko Sabuni

Entry Level Job Scheme Extended

The Swedish government wants to extend the time for so-called entry level jobs for immigrants from 18 to 24 months.

The entry level jobs are designed so that new immigrants can have a chance to learn Swedish and establish themselves in the labour market.







Writing in Dagens Nyheter newspaper, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt together with the Minister for Employment and the Minister for Integration and Gender Equality, wrote that the project so far has not been the success that they hoped for.

They said that this was due to the time being too short and not enough places being available. Since its introduction in July 2006 only 435 entry level jobs had been created.

Currently the government is subsidising the project with 62 million US Dollars each year up till 2010.

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