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Sweden: The government to creates 5,000 "green jobs" for new immigrants - The cost almost SEK 1 billion

Sweden: The government to creates 5,000 “green jobs” for new immigrants – The cost almost SEK 1 billion

The government is now launching a venture on so-called green jobs that will cover just over 5,000 new immigrants and unemployed between 2018-2020.Among other things, it is possible to clear forests and tidy beaches. Only in 2018, the government will invest 270 million SEK on the subsidized venture.

By – Brünnhilde

According to Stefans Löfvens government, Sweden has no workforce in the form of, for example, forest workers, engineers and people who can manage nature reserves, hiking trails, gardens and open-air areas as well as clean beaches.

Therefore, the government is now focusing on offering internships, preparedness jobs and other subsidized forms of employment in these areas to newly arrived immigrants and long-term unemployed.

– The government’s goal is that approximately 1,500 people will be covered by the initiative already 2018. These are people who are long-term unemployed or newly arrived people who will be able to work with after-school needs in society. It can be about clearing forests, erecting trails or cleaning up around yards and stations, says Minister for Industry and Innovation, Mikael Damberg (S).

– The idea is that those who take part of the effort after one year must have sufficient qualifications to be employed by companies in the green industry that are currently struggling to recruit.

In 2018-2020, a total of nearly one billion, or SEK 910 million, will be invested in the project.

“This effort involves an ambition increase in the efforts to set up management systems and hiking trails, manage nature conservation and combat invasive alien species. At the same time, more jobs are being created and nature becomes available to more, “says Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog (MP).

The Forestry Board shall, by hand and on the basis of supporting documents from the relevant authorities involved in the investment, submit a partial report of the implementation by 1 May 2018, 1 October 2018 and 1 October 2019. The final report will be submitted on February 15, 2021.

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