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We did not think that the notice would be so great

the Mood at the labour office at the main square in Trollhättan was subdued on Wednesday. That there would be cutbacks came not unexpectedly, it has spoken of i

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We did not think that the notice would be so great

the Mood at the labour office at the main square in Trollhättan was subdued on Wednesday. That there would be cutbacks came not unexpectedly, it has spoken of in the half a year's time, but the announcement from generaldirektörn Mikael Sjöberg to 4,500 employees across the country given was more than most had thought.

Vjosa Osmani, who works as a employment within a start-up project, explains that the previously-rumored between 2,000 and 4,000 people, but says that it is a notice and it is difficult to know where it ends and how her own future looks like.

– It is only to correct themselves after this. I've decided not to go home, and acidic, " she says.

the Business will be digitised and posted on private actors to a greater extent in order to become more effective. Vjosa Osmani, who has been an employee since 2014, agree that the work needs to change.

"I think we need to find new ways, and we are definitely disadvantaged when it comes to the digital," she says.

Trollhättan is a city severely affected by unemployment. 2018 was ten per cent of the working population without a job. The youth is particularly affected and therefore, the employment agency invested in the project Young Comp, which is aimed at young people between 18 and 25 years. It has given good results.

the Office in Trollhättan has many years accustomed to dealing with crises. Of 3,700 people lost their jobs when Saab Automobile went bankrupt. Work with to set about and create new jobs has been successful. Britt-Inger Gravander is head of unit in the North of Sweden and is also responsible for the business in Grästorp, Vänersborg, Mellerud, Åmål, Bengtsfors and Dals-Ed, where several of the municipalities have similar problems.

Britt-Inger Gravander, director of the employment service in Northern Älvsborg. Photo: Tomas Ohlsson

She points out that there is a strong belief in the future among the population Trollhättan and surroundings, and ability to try something new.

– the Work to bring down the unemployment rate definitely goes in the right direction, " says Gravander and explains that she can't answer about a project as a Young comp is going to be around.

together with Trollhättan's mayor Paul Akerlund (S) to inform them of the situation. Also Gravander says to be surprised by the size of the notice but stresses that one must work with the means at our disposal. During the past two years, the workforce has been reduced by some 40 people and represents today approximately 200 people.

" We have worked with a renewal ago of 2014 and it will continue. We simply have to adapt to a new situation, " she says, and points out that the most important thing is that customers and employers are satisfied.

to take advantage of the new opportunities that new digital technology provides and believe that the business can become more efficient. At the same time she understands all of the employees that now are unsure if they may have the job remaining. How the business will be affected in Northern Älvsborg municipalities, where today there are three offices, is too early to say.

– It is natural that people feel fear, but I still think that the atmosphere here at the office in Trollhättan has been too quiet today, " she says.

Nicklas Gustafson, job seekers in Trollhättan, don't think that increased computerization is the right was to go to help the unemployed. Photo: Tomas Ohlsson

the 52-year-old Nicklas Gustafson and looking among jobs. He was previously employed in the care sector and have been unemployed for a year. He does not think that increased computerization is the right way to help the unemployed.

"For me it is the digital not have any problems, but I think it can be there for others," he says, and think it should instead be spent on up-skilling among arbetsförmedlarna.

"I do not believe that the business will be better for privatising it," he says.

Vjosa Osmani takes the stairs up to his office. She hopes that she will continue to help people in work and that the job-seeker should not only be confined to the computer.

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