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Jobs for young people and school holiday jobs 2022
To improve young people's entry into the labour market, the Government set aside SEK 100 million in 2022 to strengthen the municipalities' opportunities to create jobs for young people, including school holiday jobs for young people.
The target group for jobs for young people was young people who in 2021 have completed, or in 2022 will complete, their upper secondary education and young people who are covered by the municipal activity responsibility. The Employment service should strive to distribute half of the money according to the number of young people in the municipalities living in households with low socio-economic status. Socio-economically low status refers to households where earned income is less than 60 per cent of the median in the country. The grant was to be paid for jobs during 2022 that last for a maximum of 4 months.
The target group for school holiday jobs was young people who had completed primary education, young people in upper secondary education and young people who were covered by the municipal activity responsibility. Young people living in socio-economically disadvantaged households were a priority group.
The Public employment service must submit a final report in April 2023. The final report must also state how many young people, divided by gender and age, have found work and how the grant has been distributed based on the number of young people living in households with low socio-economic status.
Jobs for young people and school holiday jobs 2021
The Public employment service's projects Jobs for young people and School holiday jobs 2021 have been reported to the government in May 2022. According to the final report, 272 municipalities have had summer workers and/or Jobs for young people within the framework of Jobs for young people 2021. 2,731 young people participated in Jobs for young people, of which 43 percent were girls and 57 percent boys. 12,686 young people had school holiday jobs, half of which went to girls and half to boys.
The Employment Service has paid out SEK 107 million to the municipalities for School holiday jobs and just over SEK 134 million for Jobs for young people.