Labour market entry agreement
An labour market entry agreement (etableringsjobb) is for those who have been unemployed for an extended period or who belong to a certain category of newcomer. The support should make it easier for you to become established on the labour market.
What is an labour market entry agreement?
An labour market entry agreement provides work for people who have been unemployed for an extended period or who belong to a certain category of newcomer. You need to find an employer who wants to hire you for an labour market entry agreement.
The labour market entry agreement is a temporary, full-time job for a maximum of two years with the employer who hires you. The goal is for the labour market entry agreement to lead to a permanent position.
Who is eligible for an labour market entry agreement?
You can receive compensation for an labour market entry agreement if you are 20 years old, unemployed, and a jobseeker with the Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen).
You must also meet one of the following requirements:
- You have been unemployed or participated in a labour market programme (arbetsmarknadspolitiskt program) full-time for at least 24 of the past 27 months.
- You are in the introduction programme (etableringsprogrammet).
- You are a recent arrival and have been granted a residence permit or residence card in the last 36 months.
Your income consists in part of wages from an employer and in part of compensation from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan). Together, your wages and the compensation correspond with the lowest pay in the industry’s collective agreement.
Your income is pensionable and qualifying for unemployment insurance fund benefits.
The labour market entry agreement is a temporary position that may last a maximum of two years. Section 5 of the Employment Protection Act (LAS) and collectively agreed forms of employment do not apply to labour market entry agreement. An labour market entry agreement will therefore not automatically become a permanent position.
How it works:
1. Find an employer yourself who wants to hire you
You and the employer who wants to hire you must both meet the requirements for an introduction job in order for you to be entitled to compensation.
2. Submit an application
When you and the employer are in agreement, apply for an labour market entry agreement. In the application, include your
- personal details,
- information about the employer,
- information about your absence from the labour market.
You should also attach evidence in support of your statements.
3. Employer certificate
For the application to be complete, the employer must submit information about their business and your position in an employer certificate.
Once we have received a complete application from you, we will assess whether you and the employer have met the requirements for an labour market entry agreement. We will then decide whether the employer may hire you for an labour market entry agreement. You may not begin the job before you receive a decision from us.