It is in today's mediebrus more important than ever to find out the facts and that what is written can withstand scientific scrutiny. Therefore, I am pleased to read the DN article, where it is referred to Daniel Fredriksson, phd at the department of sociology and Institute for social research at Stockholm university, which concluded that the Swedish public employment service is effective when he compared Sweden and 17 other welfare states between 1985 and 2012.
first, the employment service, and a complex mission with many parameters to consider. It applies to both the exercise of public authority and in co-operation with several other authorities to make objective and well-thought out labour market assessments. At the same time, it should be matched to jobs based on skills and level of education of the individual.
This requires stamina, skills, and an ability to make the right judgments. Many are far removed from the labour market. This requires concerted efforts from various government authorities.
no evidence-based research came to the conclusion that private actors can reach better results than public. The notice that has been placed with the employment services of the 4,500 employees can have negative consequences if we within the next few years is going towards a recession. My understanding is that both the private sector and the public needed to coordinate efforts in the best possible way.
the employment service makes the amazing efforts of the many who stand far from the labour market and offers support and help in several different ways, in coordination with the various actors, both private and public.
at the same time like something new is private alternative is not yet in place. It requires public procurement. In the context of a recession, this can lead to the efficient matching is impaired and delayed.
But the most crucial is to improve the Swedish labour market. It requires a well thought out strategy that is sustainable over time and that can withstand evidence-based scientific research.