Christina Johansson, head of the Employment Service board. Montage: Sveriges Radio.

Employment service chair quits as company CEO

The chairman of the board of the Swedish Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) has quit her role as CEO of a training company contracted by the authority.

Christina Johansson says there was no conflict of interests, but that she quit the job to "remove any future doubts".

The company had previously overcharged the agency to the sum of SEK 369,000, claiming that more students had attended a course than actually turned up, news agency TT reports.

Last week the board of the Employment Service declared it no longer had confidence in the agency's general director Angeles Bermudez-Svankvist, which led to her being fired by the government.

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