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Swedish Public Employment Service

Swedish Public Employment Service

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84.12 - Regulation of the activities of providing health care, education, cultural services and other social services, excluding social security
Number Employed: 9700

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-09-2009
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 15-09-2009
Foreseen End Date: 16-11-2009
Planned Job Creation: 2000

Additional Information

The Swedish Public Employment Service will employ an additional 2000 because of extra funding the Swedish government has given to handle "the increased pressure" on the authority during the recession. 1000 will provide job search assistance, and the other 1000 will work specificly with integrating people on long sick leave to the labour market. The recruitment process has already started and the first hirings will be completed in November.