There is no deeper gulf than that between the one who has a job and who are unemployed and do not have their own supply. Therefore, it is gratifying that unemployment is falling in Sweden as well as in our cities. But still needed targeted interventions for people to be able to take the many jobs that are emerging.
(See Arbetsmarknadsutredningen part 2 page 522). We do it because we know that unemployment is the single most common reason for people becoming dependent on income support to cope.
Regardless of what one thinks of the employment service and its future, you risk that the recent fits and starts, and cuts in labour market policy to slow down the positive trend that we now see. We wonder, therefore, that the political parties at the national level is not able to take responsibility.
the 2019 budget, which was adopted in the parliament in the autumn means that we are no longer able to use government services for people to be able to move from subsidy to self-sufficiency. The public employment service is undergoing a nedbantning where 4.500 employees shall be terminated, and 130 of 242 local employment agency it is proposed to close down. At the same time, begin now work to reform the arbetsmarknadsinsatserna, where independent actors to work with to match and equip job seekers for the jobs available. A process should be in place by 2021.
It is the vacuum that occurs in anticipation of a new structure affects people far from the labour market. The risks are imminent to many municipalities, the grants are skyrocketing and unemployment is increasing.
It can be reasonable from time to time to change direction or change the organizations ' conditions and missions. The issues that we raise here is not about that this is done with the employment service. Instead, it is about the vacuum that occurs in anticipation of a new structure affects people far from the labour market. The risks are imminent to many municipalities, the grants are skyrocketing and unemployment is increasing.
Therefore, we want to:
• To the government together with the Liberals and the Centre party ensures that the work to combat unemployment does not lose momentum. A wait until 2021 is not enough for the approximately 345.000 which, according to the employment service job seekers around the country.
• To the country's municipalities are given the opportunity to play a bigger role in getting more people into work, and that this is done as soon as possible. the Municipalities know the local conditions and needs. Here is a contact surface vis-à-vis the local business community and municipalities have often already tools that can complement arbetsmarknadsinsatserna, such as vocational training and adult education. Just as the employment service already today, and in even greater extent in the future, the use of private actors so it should be possible to hire municipalities.
• Work with to push back the unemployment rate can't wait. We assume that the government together with the Liberals and the Centre party are acting quickly to prevent the unnecessary suffering of people and large costs for society.