extra services – job with the contractual starting salary primarily in municipal activities – was one of the Socialists ' election promises before the 2014 elections. They would from the beginning to apply the long-term unemployed who had previously been in Phase 3, but has later also come to include new arrivals.
after a sluggish start the 2015-2016 in the december of last year almost had been reached. But with the current M -, and Kd-budgetreservationen takes the employment service no new decision on adding the additional services.
On the island of Gotland involved around 130 people who, today, have an extra service of the cancellation.
the 36-year-old Layali Shariki know several syrians on the island of Gotland that has been promised extra services, a job that now seems to burn inside.
" They had hoped to be able to enter the Swedish job market the way, because it is so difficult for us to get a normal job. But now it gets nothing. We are very sorry, " she says.
– She has five children and was excited about the job, but now they have told her that she will not be allowed to continue. The same thing with several teachers who were at the time to get a job in the schools here. To be in a workplace , to learn English and socialise with others is so much better than sitting at home. But I think more and more now will be stuck at home.
For three and a half years, she came herself to Sweden from Syria, where she was a teacher of Arabic. Her first job was as a resource in the school in Garda at Ljugarn on the east of the island of Gotland, where there was a refugee centre, and she helped Arabic-speaking newly arrived children.
When the reception centre was closed ended fixed-term employment, and she was instead extratjänsten at Hemse folk high school, where she has been assistant, studiehandläggare and interpreted both the Swedish language and Swedish culture to their compatriots.
and then the service can not be renewed. Layali Shariki have searched for a number of jobs at schools, where she wants to continue working as a study supervisor and hemspråkslärare:
" I have sent my cv to many principals, but received no response. I think that maybe they would rather hire an american than a syrians.
is the long-term unemployed.
the 63-year-old Anna-Lisa Rosell in Sandviken, sweden, where 350 people today have an additional service. Anna-Lisa Rosell has only primary education, and has through life been working as a maid and in heavy industry. For a little over ten years ago she was unemployed, and in 2010 she got into Phase 3, where she got to cut the lawns, and do other things parkarbete.
k she 2017 rather than an additional service of the municipal Arbetsmarknadscentrum, in the so-called Sygruppen, by sewing such as curtains and dockkläder to the municipality's operations.
It also meant a few hundred dollars more left in your wallet each month.
– In Phase 3 I had between 7.500 and 9.000 left after tax. Then I got to turn on each of the crown and choose if I would refuel the car or buy food. When I got extratjänsten it was suddenly possible to get some money so I can buy proper winter shoes, and food shopping, but to think only about what is cheap. And keep up with friends and have a coffee – you could never do before.
– self-confidence grows, when you feel that you somehow belong to.
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