The ability of the employment service to find people work has been questioned. Photo.Bertil Enevåg Ericson/Scanpix

Govt offers no comment on troubled agency head

The government will make no comment on Saturday regarding the future of the head of Sweden's Public Employment Service Angeles Bermudez-Svankvist.

"They are locked in budget negotiations. If there is any change then we will let you know," Niklas Gillström, Press Secretary to the Minister for Employment Hillevi Engström tells news agency TT.

On Friday it was revealed that the agency's board no longer had any confidence in , Angeles Bermudez-Svankvist, who has received harsh criticism from trade unions, employees and managers at the agency.

In a hastily convened press conference Friday, the 50-year-old general director said "it was business as usual", as far as she is concerned.

"It is a question for the government and not the board if I shall remain. Until I hear something from the government then I will absloutely stay on." 

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