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The Government has proposed further measures within the framework of a tenth additional amending ... [more]

The Government has proposed further measures within the framework of a tenth additional amending budget for 2020. Among other things, increased funding is proposed in order to enable a new form of financial support to sole traders (one-person-businesses) along with an extension of the reorientation support to companies, increased financial support to sport and cultural activities and an extension of certain temporary measures in the field of sickness insurance.

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Employment rights for posted workers to Sweden are to be more comprehensive, and include such thi... [more]

Employment rights for posted workers to Sweden are to be more comprehensive, and include such things as equivalency of pay (as compared with local workers) and broader applicability of rules around working conditions. This is part of the implementation in Sweden of the European Union revised Directive on the Posting of Workers. Also, employers will have enhanced administrative obligations, e.g., foreign employers must report every posting to the Swedish Work Environment Authority and appoint a contact person in Sweden.

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Almost 6,000 more people found a new job in July compared to the same month last year, despite th... [more]

Almost 6,000 more people found a new job in July compared to the same month last year, despite the coronavirus crunch throwing record numbers of workers into unemployment. However, 478,081 people were registered as unemployed with Sweden's employment agency Arbetsförmedlingen, which is around 134,000 more than the same month last year.

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Unemployment rose in June, with over half a million people in total without work. In total, 557,0... [more]

Unemployment rose in June, with over half a million people in total without work. In total, 557,000 people or 9.8% of the labour force, were jobless in June 2020, up 2.6 percentage points from the previous month. Unemployment is now higher than the peak during the financial crisis of 2009, when unemployment reached 9.3%.

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The Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA stores, announced that it had repaid aid received from th... [more]

The Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA stores, announced that it had repaid aid received from the Serbian government to cover wages for furloughed staff during lockdown, and was about to do the same in Romania. The world’s biggest furniture retailer will also repay aid in Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the United States.

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76% of Swedes are looking for a job

June 16

76% of Swedes say they are actively looking for a job, regardless of whether they are working or not, according to a new survey from Swedish recruitment firms Poolia and CareerBuilder. The survey aimed to find out how Swedes’ career and job searches were affected during the pandemic. The survey showed that of those who are not looking for a job, 40% state that they are open to contact from recruiters, while 19% refrained from applying for a job because they think it is safer to stay with their existing employer.

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Last month, there were 5,005,000 employed persons in Sweden, a decrease of 99,000 persons. The nu... [more]

Last month, there were 5,005,000 employed persons in Sweden, a decrease of 99,000 persons. The number of unemployed persons in Sweden increased by 80,000 to 449,000. The unemployment rate increased by 1.4% to 8.2%. Seasonally adjusted figures show a decrease in employment and an increase in unemployment. The average number of hours worked amounted to 143.6 million hours per week, which corresponds to a decrease of 11.2%.

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Swedish authorities and trade unions have agreed to permanently hire up to 10,000 nursing assista... [more]

Swedish authorities and trade unions have agreed to permanently hire up to 10,000 nursing assistants and care workers to help plug gaps in elderly care exposed by the coronavirus outbreak. The boost in staff is the result of an agreement between the government, Sweden's largest union Kommunal, and the country's municipalities which are tasked with managing elderly care.

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Dozens of medical workers are earning more than double their salary during the coronavirus pandem... [more]

Dozens of medical workers are earning more than double their salary during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to an existing emergency agreement between the country's medical unions and employers. The pay rise comes under a ‘crisis situation’ agreement that currently applies to around 100 unionised doctors, nurses, and nursing assistants working in intensive care units in Stockholm, according to the Swedish Medical Association (SMA). The deal also offers a 120% ‘crisis compensation’ on top of their existing pay, yielding a 220% pay rise.

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The government will increase the amount it pays to companies to cover salaries of employees who h... [more]

The government will increase the amount it pays to companies to cover salaries of employees who have been put on reduced hours, as it fights to lessen the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on the economy. The government said it would temporarily cover up to 86% of wage and labour tax costs for workers who were partially laid off.

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The government unveiled a series of economic measures worth up to SEK 300 billion (€28 billion) t... [more]

The government unveiled a series of economic measures worth up to SEK 300 billion (€28 billion) to protect companies and workers from the fallout of the new coronavirus. The measures include amended rules for temporary lay-offs, under which the government would shoulder a bigger share of the pay for staff made temporarily redundant.

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