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Ylva Johansson (S): More foreign born women must get a job

At Thursday's cabinet meeting taking government decisions on new directions for employment services. A new mission will be to expand efforts to get more foreign-born women in jobs. Sek 300 million of the public Employment service's resources be redistributed so as to bets on this group a priority.

" the Money is not earmarked, but we write in the appropriation directions that they should essentially be used to foreign-born women. We see that even if it gets better, it is still a group that is lagging behind when it comes to unemployment and jobs, " says Ylva Johansson.

the employment rate among foreign-born women is still low in comparison with other groups. The average employment rate for the whole Swedish population is over 80 percent, while foreign-born women is at 63%. During the first quarter of 2019, was 28 per cent of those who were enrolled as unemployed with the employment services of foreign-born women.

In 2019 is controlled in Sweden by the Conservatives and christian democrat budget and where the appropriations to the so-called extra services drawn down. At the same time, the government is in agreement with the samarbetspartierna L and (C) that the extra services should be directed to those who are furthest from the labour market.

" I'm worried that the decline of the extras to make it more difficult for foreign-born women and I want to counteract. An opportunity for the public employment service is now to use this money for extra services, which has been one of the efforts actually worked for foreign-born women. But the money can also be used to other efforts, " says Ylva Johansson.

new money, but the idea is that they should be redistributed from the etableringsuppdraget. That investment is directed just to women justified by the fact that it takes longer for women to enter the labour market than it does for men. According to Ylva Johansson is a reason for it to be in the group who have very low education are more women than men.

"Then I do not think you should turn a blind eye to it is also hedersstrukturer that affect families like that the woman should work," says Ylva Johansson.

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